RAMALLAH, Thursday, March 2021 (WAFA) – The International Criminal Court (ICC) initiating an investigation into Israeli war crimes in Palestine was highlighted on the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies published today.
All three papers made this topic their main front-page story with two of them – al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida – spreading the headline and story across the front page, while the third, al-Quds, printing it on one half of the front page.
The other half of the top of the front page of al-Quds daily highlighted an interview it conducted with member of Fatah Central Committee, Jibril Rjoub, who talked about the intra-Palestinian dialogue to make the upcoming elections successful and other political issues.
All three dailies gave extensive coverage to reactions to the ICC decision from the Palestinians, Israel, the Arabs, and the world in general.
The meeting of the Arab foreign ministers in Cairo and their call on the international community to pressure Israel not to hinder Palestinian elections in occupied East Jerusalem also received prominence on the front page of the three dailies.
Al-Ayyam said the Palestinian, Egyptian, and Jordanian foreign ministers agreed in their meeting to continue coordination and consultations to achieve their common interests.
Coronavirus in Palestine, the region, and the world, also received prominence on the front page of the dailies, which said that Palestine recorded yesterday 15 deaths due to coronavirus and 2017 new cases.
Al-Ayyam daily said two people died in occupied East Jerusalem after contracting coronavirus and 423 new cases were recorded over two days.
Al-Quds daily also highlighted the Israeli measures in the occupied territories and said Israel declared dozens of dunums of land in the south of the West Bank as "state land," many Palestinian were injured by the Israeli army, and structures were demolished in Shufat, a neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida quoted Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh saying that he expects an economic recovery this year.
It said 12,000 chickens have died due to a fire on a farm in a village in the north of the West Bank.
On the elections, al-Ayyam said in a report that 49.1 percent of the Palestinian voters are women, who may form an all-women list of split one with men.