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Newspapers Review: US report on the Israeli assassination of journalist Abu Akleh focus of dailies

Newspapers Review: US report on the Israeli assassination of journalist Abu Akleh focus of dailies

RAMALLAH, Tuesday, July 5, 2022 (WAFA) – The report the United States has issued on the Israeli murder of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh dominated the front-page headlines in the three Palestinian Arabic dailies published today.

The main headline in al-Ayyam daily on this topic said: “America exonerates Israel from intentionally killing Shireen: Ballistic analysis did not give any clear results.”

Al-Hayat al-Jadida's headline said: “The presidency holds Israel full responsibility for the murder of the journalist Abu Akleh.”

The third daily, al-Quds, said: “Washington says the martyr Abu Akleh was not killed intentionally.”

It quoted the Israeli rights organization, B’Teslem, saying that the killing of Abu Akleh is not tragic, but rather a crime.

The three dailies published local reactions to the American report, including the Abu Akleh family and the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, in addition to the presidency.

In addition to the Abu Akleh story, the papers highlighted confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers during raids of West Bank cities and towns that led to several injuries among the Palestinians, including one who was reported to be critical in Abu Dis town, east of Jerusalem.

They said the Israeli occupation forces carried out several demolitions in Jerusalem, the Hebron governorate, and the Jordan Valley that affect 35 houses and structures, as reported in al-Quds, which also said that there is a “silent war” in Jerusalem and at Al-Aqsa Mosque where Israeli excavations continue at a high pace.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Algeria yesterday to take part in that country’s 60th anniversary of its independence.

It said 31 members of the US Congress called on their president, Joe Biden, to pressure Israel to stop settlement construction in E1 area, east of Jerusalem.

Al-Ayyam said Israel postponed a discussion on the E1 settlement project, which was planned to start on July 18, four days after US President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit the region.

The paper also said the Lawyers Union insists on canceling laws by decision that affect the judicial system while the Higher Judicial Council calls for dialogue.


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