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Newspapers review: Death of man from Israeli gunfire, Russia-Ukraine war focus of dailies

Newspapers review: Death of man from Israeli gunfire, Russia-Ukraine war focus of dailies

RAMALLAH, Thursday, March 10, 2022 (WAFA) – The death of a Palestinian young man from Israeli military gunfire besides to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine ware hit the front page headlines in Thursday’s issue of the Palestinian Arabic dailies.

Al-Ayyam and al-Quds said that a young man from Burqa village, northwest of Nablus, succumbed to his critical injuries he had sustained from Israeli military gunfire.

Al-Hayay al-Jadida added in this regard that Burqa villagers bid Ahmad Seif farewell.

Seif, 23, was shot three times in the belly and back on March 1 when Israeli soldiers attacked a procession in the village in support of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli custody.

In contract, al-Quds opted to spotlight the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war in its front page main news item.

It said that the Russian military tightens the noose around Kyiv as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky backs on his decision to join NATO.

Daily home demolitions and settler attacks also dominated the front page headlines in the dailies.

Al-Quds said that Israeli forces demolished several structures and served demolition notices in several West Bank districts.

Al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida elaborated that Israeli forces tore down two houses, one in Shufat refugee camp, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and the other in Khallet al-Eideh locality, east of Hebron.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said that Israeli forces rounded up 21 Palestinians in multiple West Bank raids.

Al-Ayyam said that Israeli settlers leveled Palestinian agricultural land in the Bethlehem-district town of Battir.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida reported that Israeli forces shot and injured several Palestinians at Khadouri Technical University in al-Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron.

Al-Ayyam pointed that this took place as Israeli forces stormed the university campus and suppressed a memorial service held for Ammar Abu Afifeh, who was shot and killed by the Israeli army last week.

Furthermore, al-Quds said that Israel’s top court overturned a military decision banning Palestinian landowners from accessing their land isolated by Israel’s segregation wall.

According to al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida, the government and private sector set up a crisis unit to address food price hikes.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said that Belgium signed a €70-million cooperation program agreement with the Palestinian government.

Commissioner-General of the UN agency responsible for Palestine refugees (UNRWA), Philippe Lazzarini, was reported in al-Hayat al-Jadida stating: “The almost unanimous political support expressed by the UN General Assembly to the Agency is not translated into matching financial resources.”

Al-Ayyam reported Civil Affairs Minister Hussein al-Sheikh saying that he has secured approval for1,500 new family reunification applications.

It said that China donated 200,000 Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine doses to UNRWA.

Regionally, al-Quds and al-Ayyam highlighted Israeli President Isaac Herzog first state visit to Ankara since 2008 and meeting with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Al-Quds added that Hamas and the Islamic Jihad movements slammed Herzog’s visit to Turkey.


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