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Newspapers Review: Death of a Palestinian man in a car-ramming attack by Israeli settler focus of dailies

Newspapers Review: Death of a Palestinian man in a car-ramming attack by Israeli settler focus of dailies

RAMALLAH, Saturday, February 13, 2021 (WAFA) – The death of a Palestinian man in a car-ramming attack by an Israeli settler in the occupied Jordan Valley hit the main front-page story headlines in the three Palestinian Arabic dailies published today.

They said that 52-year-old Bilal Bawatneh, from al-Bireh, was killed and two others were wounded when a settler swerved this car and rammed into a group of Palestinian hikers in Ein al-Bayda area of the northern Jordan Valley.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida daily quoted President Mahmoud Abbas saying that the Palestinian Authority is going to support the people in the Jordan Valley who are resisting the occupier’s policies.

The three dailies also highlighted the injury of dozens of Palestinians in clashes with Israeli occupation soldiers at different locations in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

They said the soldiers attacked the Palestinians who were peacefully protesting the Israeli occupation and its settlement activities in the occupied territories causing dozens of injuries, mainly from teargas inhalation, but some from live bullets or rubber-coated metal bullets.

Al-Quds daily highlighted a statement by the US State Department spokesman in which he said that Jerusalem is subject to final status negotiations, which has always been the US policy on occupied Jerusalem.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said Paraguay reaffirmed its support for the two-state solution and the Palestinian cause in international forums.

The three dailies also said thousands of Palestinian Muslim worshippers attended prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on the first Friday after the lifting of the almost two-month-long corona lockdown.

The three papers also highlighted the latest figures from coronavirus in Palestine, the region, and the world.

Al-Ayyam daily said eight deaths and 665 new cases were recorded in the West Bank and Gaza yesterday, three deaths and 338 new cases recorded in East Jerusalem over two days, and one death and three new cases recorded among Palestinians in the diaspora. It said Jordan recorded 12 deaths and 1579 new cases in 24 hours.

It said that the Present is a short Palestinian feature film nominated for an Oscar.

The three Palestinian dailies also highlighted the protests by the Palestinians inside Israel against government and police apathy regarding rise in crime and violence in the Arab towns, as well as international stories.



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