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Newspapers Review: The high number of coronavirus deaths and new cases in Palestine highlight of the dailies

Newspapers Review: The high number of coronavirus deaths and new cases in Palestine highlight of the dailies

RAMALLAH, Monday, March 1, 2021 (WAFA) – The high number of coronavirus deaths and new cases in Palestine in the past 24 hours was highlighted on the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies published today.

They said that 23 people have died and 1911 new cases were recorded, which is the highest number of deaths and new cases since the corona outbreak in Palestine in March of last year.

Attacks by Israelis who were celebrating the Purim holiday against Palestinians in Jerusalem and Hebron were also highlighted on the front page of the three dailies, which said several Palestinians were hurt in these attacks that took place mainly in and around occupied East Jerusalem.

Al-Quds daily said Israeli fanatics held rowdy parties at the gates leading to Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City as part of their holiday.

Al-Ayyam daily said an Israeli court is going to look tomorrow into a lawsuit by three Palestinian families against an order to evict them from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem for the benefit of Israeli settlers.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida daily said Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh addressed members of the Palestinian communities in the United States and told them that the diaspora Palestinians are the second lung of the Palestinian people in Palestine.

Al-Quds said Shtayyeh also discussed with the community members the elections, bilateral relations and efforts to confront the coronavirus pandemic.

Al-Ayyam quoted Shtayyeh in another event calling on the new US administration to cancel labelling the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) as a "terrorist" organization and to consider it a partner in peace.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida quoted Walid Assaf, head of the Wall and Settlements Resistance Commission saying that his organization was able to salvage 40 square kilometers of Palestinian land in the West Bank from takeover by Israelis.

Al-Ayyam reported on the Israeli accusations against Iran over the alleged attack on the Israeli ship and threats to retaliate.

Al-Quds had a report about the water situation in Jordan, which said that a severe water shortage is expected in the coming five years.

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