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Newspapers Review: Palestinian man who dies from tear gas fired during Israeli raid into camp focus of dailies

Newspapers Review: Palestinian man who dies from tear gas fired during Israeli raid into camp focus of dailies

RAMALLAH, Tuesday, January 25, 2022 (WAFA) – News about a Palestinian man who died after yesterday’s Israeli military raid into a West Bank refugee camp hit the front pages of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies published today.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida, al-Ayyam, and al-Quds said that Fahmy Hamad from Qalandia refugee camp, north of Jerusalem, died after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli occupation forces during a raid of the camp earlier in the day.

Dozens were injured during the raid, said the papers.

According to the dailies, A 17-year-old Palestinian youth was injured today when Israeli settlers attacked civilians in the town of Huwwara.

They added that residents of Huwwara confronted the settlers when they converged on the town and attacked Palestinian commuters and homes on the main Nablus-Ramallah road, destroying windows and assaulting people, including the teenager who was taken to hospital for treatment.

Al-Quds and al-Ayyam said that the Israeli Minister of Defense Benny Gantz condemned attacks carried out by Israeli settlers in the West Bank, calling them “dangerous.”

The papers also said that the heath of Palestinian cancer-stricken prisoner Nasser Abu Hmeid has deteriorated and reached a critical stage.

Five people died of coronavirus in Palestine in the last 24 hours as the country witnessed a surge in the new confirmed case reaching 3620, as reported in the dailies.

As for weather conditions, the papers said that a new low-pressure cold front is expected to enter the country tomorrow, bringing with it heavy rain, hail, thunderstorms, extremely cold conditions, and gusty winds. Snow is expected to fall on mountainous areas 800 meters above sea level. 

Al-Quds said the Palestinian cabinet, which met in Tubas yesterday, approved a number of projects in the Jordan Valley governorate.

It said Israel is planning a new settlement project at Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem's Old City that would change the Arab and Islamic character of the city.

Al-Ayyam said two Egyptian delegations have arrived in the Gaza Strip to follow up on clam and reconstruction.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida quoted Hussein al-Sheikh, head of the Civil Affairs Authority, saying his office got Israeli approval for new identity cards and passports for 500 Palestinians from the West Bank.



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