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Newspapers Review: The assassination of a Lions’ Den fighter in Nablus highlight of the dailies

Newspapers Review: The assassination of a Lions’ Den fighter in Nablus highlight of the dailies

RAMALLAH, Monday, October 24, 2022 (WAFA) – The assassination yesterday in Nablus with a booby-trapped bike of Tamer Kilani, 33, a Lions’ Den fighter, was highlighted on the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies published today.

The papers said Israel was behind the assassination in the old city of Nablus and that hundreds of people have participated in his funeral, printing pictures of the funeral.

Al-Ayyam daily quoted the Israeli media saying that Israel is once again resorting to the assassination of Palestinian fighters and had a picture of the bike that was detonated when Kilani walked by it and killed him.

The three dailies said people in the northern West Bank city of Qalqilya also buried Rabi Arafeh, 32, who was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers near a checkpoint.

Al-Ayyam said Israeli settlers continued to attack Palestinians in Hawwara town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, which has been under tight Israeli military siege for two weeks.

Al-Quds daily said a Palestinian in occupied East Jerusalem was forced to demolish his home under the pretext it was built without a permit from the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem and to avoid paying the municipality high fines and costs if it carries out the demolition.

The third daily, al-Hayat al-Jadida, said an Israeli court rejected an appeal to release the cancer-stricken Palestinian prisoner Nasser Abu Hmeid, who is close to death after the spread of cancer in his body.

It also said that the clothing company, Zara, has lost millions of dollars after Palestinians in Israel decided to boycott its Israeli stores following reports that the Israeli franchise owner supports the fascist Israeli lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir.

It said that the Israeli Ben Gurion University, in a racist move, has taken action against a Palestinian student for using the word “martyr” in describing Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said the Israeli government appointed a settler as chief of staff of its army.

It said Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh traveled to Indonesia and Singapore on an official visit.

Al-Ayyam said two of those who drowned and died off the Tunisian coast were identified as Palestinians from Gaza. Later reports said seven Palestinians from Gaza have actually drowned when their boat capsized as they tried to immigrate to Europe.

Al-Quds quoted the Saudi ambassador to Jordan saying, during a ceremony to hand UNRWA $27 million in aid, that Saudi Arabia is doing all it can to support the Palestinian cause in all fields.

It said in another story that Hamas’ cyber unit has become a threat to Israel, according to Israeli reports.

It said President Mahmoud Abbas congratulated Xi Jinping on his re-election as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party.

The war in Ukraine and its impact on the world were also highlighted on the front page of the dailies.


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