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Newspapers Review: Coronavirus fatalities, cases in Palestine dominate the front page headlines

Newspapers Review: Coronavirus fatalities, cases in Palestine dominate the front page headlines

RAMALLAH, Tuesday, August 25, 2020 (WAFA) – The three Palestinian Arabic dailies published today highlighted on their front page the latest figures of coronavirus in Palestine.

However, each of the dailies had a different figure on the corona fatalities with al-Quds giving the number as three, al-Ayyam said six and al-Hayat al-Jadida said seven.

The papers agreed that 553 new corona cases were recorded yesterday.

Al-Quds and al-Ayyam highlighted the fact that four new corona cases were confirmed in the Gaza Strip yesterday among residents rather than arrivals from abroad causing alarm in the over-crowded and besieged sea enclave and forcing the local authorities to declare a 48-hour curfew throughout the Gaza Strip, as reported in al-Ayyam.

Al-Quds said 120 new cases were recorded in East Jerusalem and total cases among Palestinians in the diaspora has reached 5403.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida highlighted as well the Palestinian cabinet meeting yesterday and its decisions, quoting Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh saying that the salaries to the public employees will be paid according to what is available.

Al-Quds quoted Shtayyeh saying that an economic recovery plan is underway to create job opportunities.

It also reported on the visit by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Israel and his meeting with Israeli officials while quoting him saying that the US is committed to maintaining Israel’s military superiority.

It said the United Arab Emirates has cancelled a meeting with Israel and the US over the F35 fighters deal.

The paper said the British Foreign Secretary, who is scheduled to visit Palestine and Israel today, said that his country is against Israeli annexation of occupied Palestinian land.

It said that as part of its annexation plan, the Israeli government issued tenders to connect West Bank settlements with the Israeli gas company.

Al-Ayyam said several people were injured when Israeli occupation forces attacked Palestinians in the West Bank while Palestinians have prevented the establishment of a new Israeli settlement outpost in the south of the West Bank.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida quoted the Organization of Islamic Cooperation saying that normalization of relations with Israel will take place only after Israel ends its occupation of Palestine.

It reported on the Israeli army detaining Mohammad Tamimi from Nabi Saleh village near Ramallah despite the fact that a bullet sits near his heart that threatens his life.


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