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Newspapers Review: Israeli demolition of Humsa al-Fouqa community highlight of the dailies

Newspapers Review: Israeli demolition of Humsa al-Fouqa community highlight of the dailies

RAMALLAH, Thursday, February 04, 2021 (WAFA) – The Israeli demolition and displacement of Humsa al-Fouqa community in the occupied northern Jordan Valley was highlighted on the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies published today.

The headline for this story went across the front page of al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida, with the latter highlighting remarks by President Mahmoud Abbas in support of the activists who volunteered to help the afflicted community and rebuild their homes demolished by the Israeli occupation over two days.

The three papers said the occupying forces demolished all structures in Humsa al-Fouqa, in addition to several demolitions of homes and structures in three other governorates in the occupied West Bank.

Al-Ayyam daily quoted the Palestinian Red Crescent saying that its crews treated 76 people at Humsa al-Fouqa following the Israeli army raid of the community and forceful expulsion of the activists and residents.

Al-Quds daily quoted two Israeli organizations saying that the E1 settlement plan on the outskirts of Jerusalem will be on the table of the Israeli government within days.

It also quoted Israeli settlement expert Khalil Toufakji saying that the Israeli settlement activities aim to divide the West Bank and end all chances for a two-state solution.

The paper also highlighted the wide-scale condemnation of the decision by Kosovo to open an embassy in occupied Jerusalem.

The three papers also highlighted the latest with the coronavirus pandemic and said that 10 people have died on the disease in Palestine yesterday and 670 new cases were recorded.

They said the British Consul General in Jerusalem welcomed the allocation of the corona vaccines to the occupied territories.

On the Palestinian elections, al-Quds daily quoted Hamas official Khalil al-Hayya stressing that there is no way back on elections and that the talks in Cairo next week are going to discuss several issues related to the elections.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida quoted the Palestinian Central Elections Commission saying that residents of occupied East Jerusalem have the right to vote and run in the elections, and they do not have to register.



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