RAMALLAH, Sunday, January 30, 2022 (WAFA) – Palestinian Arabic-language dailies focused today on the Israeli occupation army’s suppression of an anti-settlement protest yesterday in the village of Kafr Qaddum, in the occupied West Bank province of Qalqilia.
Al-Quds, Al-Ayyam and Al-Hayat Al-Jadida said several Palestinians were injured yesterday when the Israeli occupation army attacked them while taking part in an anti-colonization protest in Kafr Qaddum.
On a different subject, the dailies said Israeli soldiers yesterday forced several Palestinian shops in Shallaleh street in the old city of Hebron, south of the West Bank, to shut down for no apparent reason other than to forcefully empty the area of the Palestinian businesses
Al-Ayyam and Al-Quds quoted Minister of Health Mai Alkaila as saying that the epidemiological situation in Palestine was witnessing a significant increase fueled by the highly contagious Omicron variant of COVID.
Al-Quds highlighted a statement by the spokesperson of the US State Department that her country continues to reject the monthly payments made by the Palestinian Authority to the Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails.
Al-Hayat Al-Jadida said the Israeli navy yesterday opened gunfire at Palestinian fishermen while sailing off Rafah in the south of the Gaza Strip.
Al-Ayyam and Al-Hayat Al-Jadida said Palestinian prisoner Nasser Abu Hmeid, a patient of cancer who’s serving multiple life sentences in Israeli prisons, is still unable to move without a wheelchair due to health deterioration.
The three dailies said Palestinian nationals of Israel have launched a committee aimed at pressing Israel to recognize its massacre in the pre-1948 Palestinian village of Tantura during the Nakba events in 1948.