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Newspaper Review: Palestinian killed by Israeli gunfire focus of dailies

Newspaper Review: Palestinian killed by Israeli gunfire focus of dailies

RAMALLAH, Sunday, May 14, 2022 (WAFA) – News about the Palestinian youth who was shot by Israeli gunfire in Jerusalem and later succumbed to his wounds hit the front pages of the three Arabic Palestinian dailies on Sunday.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida, al-Quds and al-Ayyam said that Walid Abdul Rahman al-Sharif, 23, from Beit Hanina neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, died in hospital after being in a coma due to being shot in the head by a rubber-coated metal bullet fired by Israeli occupation forces who attacked Palestinian worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on April 22.

The dailies said that President Mahmoud Abbas awarded the family of late Palestinian journalist martyr journalist Shireen Abu Akleh the Star of Jerusalem in honor of her memory. He also awarded the Medal of Appreciation to journalist Ali Al-Sammoudi, who was shot and injured during the same incident; journalist Shatha Hanaysha and Al Jazeera photojournalist Majdi Bannoura, who accompanied Abu Aqleh during the incident; and the brave young man Sharif Omar Abdel Latif Azab who put his life at risk to save the life of Hanaysha.

The President affirmed the commitment of the State of Palestine to pursue the perpetrators of the Israeli occupation forces, stressing that Israel will not be a partner in any investigation related to the murder of journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh because of its responsibility for the crime.

Speaking on the 74th anniversary of the Nakba, the President called on Israel’s leaders to stop the denial of the other, as well as the denial of the legitimate national rights of the Palestinian people, noting that the Israeli government’s failure to recognize the Palestinian people’s rights will not bring security and stability to anyone, as reported in the papers.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said that American film actress, Susan Sarandon, held Israeli accountable for the murder of Al-Jazeera correspondent, Shireen Abu Akleh.

“Shireen Abu Akleh was EXECUTED with a shot to the head by Israeli snipers while wearing her helmet and bullet proof vest that said PRESS on in," she said in a previous tweet.

The paper said that a big portrait of slain Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was lit up on the Palestine TV tower in Ramallah, in the center of the West Bank, in honor of her memory and achievements.

Al-Quds said that the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem forced a Palestinian resident of occupied East Jerusalem to demolish his own home under the pretext it was built without a permit.


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