RAMALLAH, Saturday, December 12, 2020 (WAFA) – The death of a Palestinian with special needs who was earlier shot and injured by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank as well as Israeli army crackdown on the weekly protests in the occupied territories were highlighted on the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies published today.
The three papers said Abdul Nasser Halaweh, 56, a father of three from Nablus, was shot and injured on August 16 at Qalandia checkpoint as he was trying to visit his sister in occupied Jerusalem. They said Halaweh suffers from hearing loss and is mute since childhood. He succumbed yesterday to his wounds, which he did not recover from.
The papers also said dozens of Palestinians participating in peaceful anti-occupation protests were injured when soldiers showered them with teargas and fired rubber bullets at them at various locations of the occupied West Bank.
The coronavirus toll in Palestine, the region and the world was also highlighted on the front page of the three Arabic dailies.
Al-Quds said the situation was getting worse in East Jerusalem with an increase in number of people testing positive for coronavirus.
It said Palestinians observed the lockdown in several cities with some trouble reported in Hebron and in Balata refugee camp with dissatisfaction with the lockdown along with calls for calm.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida said the European Union called on Israel to cancel a decision to evict Palestinians from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem in favor of Jewish settlers.
It said the United Nations General Assembly adopted six resolutions on Palestine.
Al-Quds said calls were made on the UN to activate its resolutions on respect for the human rights of the Palestinians.
Al-Ayyam said Israel is going to consider on Wednesday building a Jewish religious school, a yeshiva, in the Palestinian Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem while it evicts Palestinians from their homes.
It quoted reports saying that Hamas has rejected a new Israeli proposal for prisoners’ exchange as not serious.
Al-Quds and al-Hayat al-Jadida reported on the visit of Fatah Central Committee member, Jibril Rjoub, to Iraq and his meetings with officials in that country.