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Newspapers Review: Speech by President Abbas at UNGA highlight of Palestinian dailies

Newspapers Review: Speech by President Abbas at UNGA highlight of Palestinian dailies

RAMALLAH, Saturday, September 26, 2020 (WAFA) – The speech by President Mahmoud Abbas at the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly was highlighted on the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies published today.

Al-Quds, al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida highlighted different subjects in the speech.

Al-Ayyam highlighted President Abbas reiterating his call for an international peace conference in the Middle East and that the Palestinians are ready for elections that will include all the factions.

It also said many speakers have expressed their country’s support for Palestinian rights and the two-state solution.

Al-Quds quoted President Abbas saying there will be no security or peace in the region without a just solution to the Palestinian issue and that the Palestinian people will not capitulate to pressures and dictates.

It also quoted Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), telling European diplomats he met with yesterday that the elections will be held in the West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida quoted Abbas calling on the UN Secretary-General to begin arrangements for an international conference with full powers.

The paper said President Abbas received a phone call from Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh in which he supported what came in his UN speech.

The three papers reported on the weekly Palestinian protests in the occupied territories against the Israeli occupation and the Israeli army crackdown on the protests.

They said many were injured in the army crackdown and that Jewish settlers have torched hundreds of olive trees in the West Bank as the olive harvest season, a main source of income for many families, begins in Palestine.

They also reported on the corona pandemic in Palestine, the region and the world and said that five people have died of the corona disease and 452 new cases were confirmed in Palestine yesterday.

Al-Quds said Qatar has informed the Arab League that it will not take over the presidency of its council after Palestine has withdrawn as chair of the current term.

Al-Ayyam said the US is pressuring Sudan to normalize relations with Israel in return for lifting sanctions.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said British parliamentarians have called on their government to recognize Palestine while opposing Israeli annexation of occupied Palestinian territory.


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