RAMALLAH, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 (WAFA) – The coronavirus pandemic and its impact on people, society and the economy dominated the front-page headlines in the three Palestinian Arabic dailies published today.
The papers said four people died of coronavirus yesterday and 404 new cases were confirmed in the West Bank.
They said the government decided to allow small businesses to reopen following a protest by the shopkeepers in the closed governorates.
However, weddings and activities that draw large crowds of people will remain closed.
They also said the government has decided to support the medical teams in Palestine in order to deal with the effects of the pandemic on the people and the growing number of active cases.
Al-Quds said with 108 new corona cases in one day, East Jerusalem is in the danger circle.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida said the Palestinian Foreign Ministry has announced new evacuation plans for Palestinians stuck abroad due to the corona lockdown.
In other news, al-Hayat al-Jadida said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad responded yesterday to a letter by President Mahmoud Abbas delivered to him the day before.
It said the Israeli courts keep protecting the murderers of the Dawabshe family and the autistic victim Iyad Hallaq.
Al-Quds said Israel sent confiscation and demolition orders to Palestinians in the West Bank as settlers chopped trees.
It said a law is being prepared for the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, to impose Israeli sovereignty on the illegal settlements in the West Bank.
It said Hamas has denied that one of its military officials has defected to Israel.
Al-Ayyam said Palestinians have warned against introducing any changes in Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem in light of an Israeli decision to shut down Bab al-Rahma prayer area for Muslim worshippers.