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Newspapers Review: Israeli measures against the Palestinian Authority and people highlight of dailies

Newspapers Review: Israeli measures against the Palestinian Authority and people highlight of dailies

RAMALLAH, Monday, January 9, 2023 (WAFA) – The latest Israeli measures decided against the Palestinian Authority and people were highlighted on the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies published today.

The main front-page story headline in al-Quds daily said: “As part of the Israeli punitive measures: approval to seize 139 million shekels (app. $40 million) from the Palestinian Authority’s funds and withdrawal of the VIP card from (the foreign minister) Dr. al-Malki.”

Al-Ayyam daily said in its main front-page story headline: “(Israeli fascist minister Itamar) Ben Gvir bans hoisting the Palestinian flag in ‘public places’ and orders an investigation into the celebrations of the liberty of Karim Younis.”

The third daily, al-Hayat al-Jadida, reported on these topics on its front page but opted to focus its main front-page story on the Israeli army’s arrests and raids of homes and towns in the West Bank, as well as settlers storming Al-Aqsa Mosque and leveling land in the Jiftlik and Burin towns.

It said the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is going to hold an emergency meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, to discuss the Israeli attacks against Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third holiest site after Makkah and Medina in Saudi Arabia.

Al-Quds also reported on the planned OIC meeting as well as the Israeli army and settlers’ attacks against Palestinians and said there were injuries caused and demolition orders issued, which al-Ayyam said involve homes and water wells in Masafer Yatta in the south of the West Bank.

Al-Quds said, quoting the Israeli rights group B’Tselem, that Israel killed 146 Palestinians and demolished 784 Palestinian-owned buildings last year, which makes it the bloodiest year for the Palestinians since 2004.

It also said that as Israel plans to cancel licenses of Palestinian schools in occupied East Jerusalem sometime this year for insisting on using the Palestinian curriculum as is instead of a distorted and deformed Israeli version of the curriculum, inspectors from the Israeli ministry of education broke into the schools to check the textbooks taught there.

The paper also said that Harvard University refused to appoint the former head of Human Rights Watch Kenneth Roth to its human rights center because he criticized Israel.

Al-Ayyam said Hadassah hospital in Jerusalem went back on a decision to dismiss the Palestinian physician from Umm al-Fahm, Ahmad Mahajneh, for giving a piece of candy to an injured Palestinian child who was being treated in the hospital.

The paper also highlighted on its front page the raids by supporters of the defeated Brazilian president of the congress, the presidential palace, and the supreme court in the Brazilian capital and said that the security forces had things under control early this morning.

This topic and the Russian war on Ukraine were also reported on the front page of the other dailies.


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