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Newspapers Review: The sabotage of the Iranian nuclear facility, remarks by President Abbas focus of dailies

Newspapers Review: The sabotage of the Iranian nuclear facility, remarks by President Abbas focus of dailies

RAMALLAH, Monday, April 12, 2021 (WAFA) – Two of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies published today highlighted the sabotage of the Iranian nuclear facility, while the third highlighted remarks by President Mahmoud Abbas on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Jordanian state.

Al-Quds and al-Ayyam dailies said, according to intelligence sources, that Israel was behind the sabotage of the nuclear facility, as Iran considered it a terrorist act.

Al-Ayyam said Israel believes that Iran is going to respond.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida quoted President Abbas saying a strong Jordan means power, security and support for Palestine. It also said the president received a phone call from the Emir of Qatar.

The paper also quoted Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh saying in a different story that technological transformation is important to strengthen human resources and economic capabilities of the homeland.

Al-Quds said that Israel is going to impose a total lockdown on the occupied territories starting Tuesday evening until Thursday evening of the occasion of its establishment, as the arrest campaign of Palestinians and demolitions continue.

Al-Ayyam said dozens of people were injured when Israeli soldiers raided Beit Ummar town in the south of the West Bank.

It also said the Central Elections Commission rejected 226 objections on names in the lists of candidates for the Palestinian legislative elections planned for May 22 and accepted only one.

It said the Palestinian political factions are going to meet to decide on a position regarding Israeli obstruction of elections in occupied East Jerusalem.

Coronavirus was also highlighted on the front page of the dailies, which said that 22 people have died of the disease yesterday in Palestine and 2235 new cases were recorded.

Al-Quds said three people died in occupied East Jerusalem of coronavirus and 38 new cases were recorded in three days.

The paper also said the Canadian Democrats voted against dealing with Israeli settlement products.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said the Palestinian community in Chicago succeeded in ousting a pro-Israel candidate of the city hall council.


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