RAMALLAH, Saturday, December 31, 2022 (WAFA) – The three Palestinian Arabic dailies published today highlighted the Israeli army assault on the northern West Bank city of Nablus as well as the large number of Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli occupation forces throughout the occupied West Bank.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida daily said that dozens were injured, including a medic who was shot by the soldiers while attending to a wounded person in Nablus. The medic was reported in critical condition.
Al-Ayyam and al-Quds dailies also highlighted the army raid in Nablus and the crackdown on the protests in the West Bank.
They said a large number of people took part in the funeral of Ammar Mifleh, who was shot and killed in cold blood by an Israeli soldier in Hawwara, south of Nablus on December 2 and whose body was withheld by the army until it was returned to his family yesterday for burial in his hometown of Osarin.
Al-Quds said in its top front-page story that Washington is going to send its National Security Advisor to Israel to hold talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his government policy only days after his far-right government took office.
It quoted a Palestinian expert on Israeli settlements saying that the Israeli government has approved the construction of more than 10,300 settlement units in the occupied territories.
Al-Ayyam daily said work is underway to connect the illegal settlements of Gilo, the French Hill, and Ramot in occupied East Jerusalem by light rail.
It also said 20 Israeli organizations said the new Israeli government is going to make the annexation of the West Bank an official policy.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida said the European Union called for protecting the status quo of the holy places, including Christian, in Jerusalem following settlers’ takeover of a Greek Orthodox church property in Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem.
It said the year 2022 was the most difficult for occupied Jerusalem.