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Newspapers review: Dailies highlight Jerusalem clashes, killing of Palestinian child

RAMALLAH, October 13, 2016 (WAFA) – The three Palestinian Arabic dailies highlighted in their Thursday issue renewed clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinians across Jerusalem district and the killing of a Palestinian child east of Khan Younis.

The dailies said Israeli forces shot and injured many Palestinians and detained a number of others during the clashes across Jerusalem district.

They said Israeli forces opened fire east of Khan Younes, in the southern Gaza Strip, killing a Palestinian child.

Israel tightened restrictions and increased harassment of Palestinians across Jerusalem after the Yom Kippur Jewish holiday.

Al-Quds and al-Hayat al-Jadida said tension escalated at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem following calls by extremist Jewish organizations to storm the Muslim compound during the Jewish holidays.

Al-Ayyam said over 3,000 Israeli police officers were deployed across Jerusalem and that Jewish settlers attempted to perform religious rituals at the mosque compound.

Al-Quds described Israeli restrictions on and harassment of Palestinians across Jerusalem during Jewish holidays as a “nightmare.”

Al-Ayyam reported a number of Palestinians suffocated as Israeli forces showered them with tear gas canisters during a raid into Zabbouba village, west of Jenin, in the northern West Bank.

The paper said that President Mahmoud Abbas has accepted the resignation of chief justice Sami Sarsour and that he asked Imad Salim to act as president of the Palestinian Supreme Court and head of the Higher Judicial Council.

Highlighting tightened Israeli siege on Gaza, al-Quds and al-Hayat al-Jadida said French lawmakers slammed Israel’s decision to prevent them from visiting the besieged coastal enclave.

The dailies said an investigation committee found that the death of a Palestinian woman in Beit Jala government hospital was not the result of medical negligence.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida reported family of Ali Shiokhi as saying that their son was shot dead by Israeli forces while he was on his way to buy a medicine for his mother.

Shiokhi, 20, was killed by Israeli troops during a raid into the Jerusalem town of Silwan. He was reportedly shot by a live bullet in his pelvis and left to bleed to death.


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