RAMALLAH, Saturday, January 23, 2021 (WAFA) – The Israeli army crackdown on peaceful Palestinian protests in the occupied territories that resulted in dozens of injuries among the Palestinians was highlighted on the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies published today.
The papers said dozens were injured from rubber-coated metal bullets or after inhaling teargas in various areas of the West Bank.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida said the occupation forces attacked protests in Kufr Qaddoum and Deir Jerir, as residents confronted rampaging settlers in Khan al-Lubban al-Sharqia.
Al-Ayyam said settlers also attacked homes of Palestinians near Yatta in the south of the West Bank.
Al-Quds said that after opening tenders, work will start soon in the construction of hundreds of housing units in settlements in the south of occupied Jerusalem.
The daily also said that Israeli occupation forces prevented thousands of Muslim worshippers from reaching Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s old city.
It also highlighted remarks by Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh in which he said that President Mahmoud Abbas has the support of the Fatah Central Committee to run as president in the upcoming elections, but the final decision whether to run or not remains his.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida quoted Shtayyeh calling on the United Nations to facilitate the Palestinian elections and to demand that Israel should allow Palestinians in East Jerusalem to participate in them.
Al-Ayyam daily also said that many parties have called on the UN to intervene with Israel to allow Palestinian participation in the elections in occupied East Jerusalem.
Al-Quds said Palestine and Tunisia are coordinating for the UN Security Council meeting on January 26 on Palestine.
It also said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is going to visit the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain next month.
Coronavirus and the situation in the United States with the new administration were also highlighted on the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies.