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Newspapers Review: Coronavirus toll in Palestine, Israeli settlements focus of dailies

Newspapers Review: Coronavirus toll in Palestine, Israeli settlements focus of dailies

RAMALLAH, Saturday, July 25, 2020 (WAFA) – The coronavirus pandemic toll in Palestine, as well as Israeli settlement activities and crackdown on Palestinian political and peaceful activities in the occupied territories, hit the front-page headlines in the three Palestinian Arabic dailies published today.

The papers said three Palestinians have died of the corona disease yesterday and 537 new cases were confirmed in Palestine. They said over 200 cases were in the Jerusalem district and more than 100 in the Hebron district.

Al-Quds highlighted Israeli plans to build hundreds of new settlement units and selling of 1700 units in occupied East Jerusalem's illegal settlements.

Al-Ayyam said dozens of Palestinians were injured in Israeli occupation army crackdown on protesters in the occupied West Bank as demolition orders were issued against several structures on the pretext they were built without a permit.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said the Israeli occupation forces prevented Palestinians from holding the Friday prayer on land slated for expropriation in the north of the West Bank.

It said an Israeli court extended the detention of the Palestinian Authority's Jerusalem governor Adnan Ghaith for seven days.

It said President Mahmoud Abbas has sent his condolences to the family of Palestinian Chilean businessman Jose Said who died in Chile.

It said the Palestinian Foreign Ministry is going to bring home more Palestinians stranded around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Al-Ayyam said the occupation army set up street cameras in the south of the West Bank to monitor Palestinian movement.

It said Peace Now movement accused the Israelis of destroying Palestinian property in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan under the pretext of public interest while giving Jewish settlement groups free hand in the area.

Al-Quds said thousands attended the Friday prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem while observing tight health measures.


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