RAMALLAH, Monday, September 7, 2020 (WAFA) – The start of the school year in Palestine amidst the coronavirus pandemic was highlighted on the front page of the Palestinian Arabic dailies published today.
Al-Quds daily said in its main front-page story that 285,000 elementary school students have joined their classes yesterday while the rest of the students will start in the coming days.
Al-Ayyam newspaper said in its main front-page story that one Palestinian was injured in Salfit in the north of the West Bank by Israeli army gunfire as Israeli settlers went on a rampage in the town of Hawwara, south of Nablus, and a settler ran over a boy in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
It said the Israeli occupation authorities set up two loudspeakers on the walls of Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, while al-Quds daily said 171 Jewish extremists have desecrated Al-Aqsa Mosque yesterday as they prepare for a mass break into the Muslim mosque on the 19th of this month marking the Jewish new year.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida highlighted statements by presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh in which he said the Palestinian people are the ones who will decide the map of Palestine, not the US or Israel.
It said the Palestinian president’s office has condemned the vicious campaign targeting the head of the office Intisar Abu Amara.
The paper quoted Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh saying that even if Israel stops the annexation plan, the situation will not go back to the way it was before.
Al-Quds said five deaths from coronavirus and 632 new cases were recorded yesterday in Palestine, while 137 new cases were recorded in occupied East Jerusalem.
Al-Ayyam quoted a source saying that there are efforts by Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates to avoid any criticism in the Arab League of normalization of relations with Israel. The Arab League, which will he chaired by Palestine, is expected to meet at the level of representatives today to prepare for a meeting for the foreign ministers tomorrow and the normalization of Israel is going to be on top of the agenda.
It said that Hamas and Hezbollah leaders Ismail Haniyeh and Hasan Nasrallah, have met in Beirut.
Al-Quds said Palestinian figures signed a petition calling on the Palestine Liberation Organization to free itself from the dictates and control of the Israeli occupation state.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida said France called on Israel not to deport French-Palestine lawyer Salah Hamouri.
It said protesters in Britain called for closing down an Israeli weapons factory because it kills Palestinian children.