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Newspapers Review: Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes, settler attacks focus of dailies

Newspapers Review: Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes, settler attacks focus of dailies

RAMALLAH, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes, mainly in occupied East Jerusalem, and settler attacks against Palestinians and their properties were highlighted on the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies published today.

Al-Ayyam daily said Israel demolished a house and another structure in East Jerusalem.

It said Israeli mobs attacked a Palestinian bus driver in Jerusalem because he is Palestinian.

It also said Jewish fundamentalists vandalized once again the Romanian church in Jerusalem.

Al-Quds daily said Israel demolished four houses and structures and seized a tractor and goods from stores in Shufat neighborhood in East Jerusalem, while a settler rammed into a herd of sheep and killed some in the Jordan Valley.

It said Israel plans to build 930 new housing units in the illegal Pisgat Zeev settlement north of Jerusalem.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida daily said Israel forced Palestinians to demolish their homes in Jerusalem under the pretext of building without a permit who carried out the demolition to avoid paying high fines.

It said European parliamentarians have called for real pressure on Israel to prevent its annexation of occupied Palestinian territory.

It also said in its top front-page story that President Mahmoud Abbas issued a decree for the formation of the elections court.

Coronavirus at home, in the region, and in the world was also highlighted on the front page of the three dailies, which said that 16 people have died of the disease in Palestine and 1724 new cases were recorded yesterday.

The dailies also quoted Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh ordering an increase in the number of hospital beds for corona patients as well as increasing the number of medical staff.

Al-Ayyam quoted Hamas official saying that the pre-elections faction talks are going to be held in Cairo on schedule in the middle of this month.

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