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Newspapers Review: Tens of thousands under siege, raids, closures, and demolitions highlight of dailies

Newspapers Review: Tens of thousands under siege, raids, closures, and demolitions highlight of dailies

RAMALLAH, Monday, October 10, 2022 (WAFA) – The two-day-long Israeli siege on Shufat refugee camp and the nearby town of Anata, where more than 100,000 Palestinians live, as well as the raids, closures and search for an attacker who opened fire at Israeli soldiers at Shufat checkpoint killing one and injuring another, and demolition of Palestinian-owned structures were highlighted on the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies published today.

“The occupation army placed tens of thousands of people under siege in Shufat camp and nearby neighborhoods, and conducted brutal campaigns,” said the main front-page headline in al-Ayyam daily.

“After the killing of soldiers in the Shufat operation, raids, closures and search campaigns looking for the attack,” said al-Quds daily’s main headline.

The third daily, al-Hayat al-Jadida had the following headline: “Raided Anata and continues to close Shufat camp, as settlers go on a rampage, attack vehicles of citizens in Ramallah, Hebron, Nablus, and the Jordan Valley; the occupation demolishes four structures, raze land for the construction of a settlement road in Yatta.”

Al-Ayyam also said that confrontations broke out in several neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem. It said a freed prisoner was detained after the army surrounded his home in the village of Abu Shkheidem, near Ramallah.

Al-Quds reported as well on the confrontations between Palestinian youths and soldiers in the West Bank and Jerusalem and said that demolitions were carried out in Masafer Yatta in the south of the West Bank.

It also said that 20 Palestinian prisoners in Israel have joined 30 other administrative detainees in declaring a solidarity hunger strike.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida quoted Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh saying his government will continue to support Palestinian human rights and civil society organizations outlawed by Israel.

Al-Ayyam reported, quoting “informed sources”, about progress in the talks between the Palestinian Investment Fund, Consolidated Contracting Company (CCC), and an Egyptian gas holding company on developing the Gaza gas field. It said that a memorandum of understanding was signed a year ago and since then talks were held, progress was made, but that there may be some time before a final agreement is reached.

The paper also said Algeria is ready to host a new session for the Palestinian National Council, the Palestinian parliament in exile, if the intra-Palestinian talks are successful.

M.K.

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