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Newspapers Review: Israeli measures in the occupied territories, coronavirus focus of dailies

Newspapers Review: Israeli measures in the occupied territories, coronavirus focus of dailies


RAMALLAH, Thursday, July 30, 2020 (WAFA) – The Israeli measures in the occupied Palestinian territories, as well as the meeting of the Crisis Committee to discuss these measures and others, as well as developments with fighting the coronavirus pandemic in Palestine, were highlighted on the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies published today.

Al-Quds said in its main front-page story that people were injured in Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem and in Kufr Aqab neighborhood of East Jerusalem in an attack by Israeli occupation forces. It said Israel notified the demolition of Farasin village in the north of the West Bank as Israeli settlers stole tents and water tanks in the Jordan Valley.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said President Mahmoud Abbas presided over a meeting for the Crisis Committee, composed of top Palestinian decision-makers, which discussed the latest political development in Palestine and the Israeli annexation plans and measures.

Al-Ayyam highlighted the coronavirus pandemic and said in its main story that one person has died and 520 new cases recorded in Palestine yesterday.

Al-Quds said 116 new corona cases were recorded yesterday in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem, saying also that the Hajj started in Makkah with a limited number of people present due to the pandemic.

All three papers reported on all these topics and more.

Al-Quds said the United Nations held the seventh international conference on Jerusalem.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said that on behalf of President Abbas, Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh awarded outgoing Irish representative to Palestine the Jerusalem Star medal.

It said a painting for the street artist, Banksy, was sold at an auction in London for $3 million and its money was donated to a hospital in Bethlehem.

Al-Ayyam said the fiancé of a woman who was killed in Ramallah has confessed to killing her.

The three newspapers will not publish during Eid Al-Adha holiday and will resume publication next week.



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