RAMALLAH, Tuesday, January 10, 2023 (WAFA) – The situation in the Israeli prisons with a decision to transfer dozens of Palestinian freedom fighters from one prison to another, as well as the daily clashes with Israeli soldiers and settlers’ attacks in the West Bank were highlighted on the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies published today.
Al-Quds and al-Hayat al-Jadida dailies said on their front page that following a campaign by fascist Israeli minister Itamar Ben Gvir, the Israel Prison Services transferred Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti and 70 other freedom fighters to Nafha prison in the south of Israel and placed them in strict isolation.
Al-Ayyam daily also reported on this topic but lower on its front page and highlighted the clashes in the towns of Aqqaba and Silwad in the West Bank and reported as well on the settlers’ rampage.
It also said that Israel is speeding up laws that call for revoking citizenship from Palestinian-Israeli freedom fighters and also banning celebrations for the release of prisoners.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida also highlighted the new anti-Palestinian measures of the far-right Israeli government and its fascist and racist ministers.
Al-Quds said intensifying settlement construction in the West Bank, the Galilee and the Naqab is a priority for the Israeli government.
It also said Hamas denied Israeli reports that Turkey is restricting the movement of its officials.
It also quoted Pope Francis calling for preserving the status quo in Jerusalem.
The three dailies also reported on the Palestinian cabinet meeting yesterday and quoted Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh talking about the Israeli decision to deduct millions from the Palestinian tax funds, with al-Ayyam quoting him saying these measures aim to undermine the Palestinian Authority.
Al-Ayyam said Abu Dhabi is hosting a meeting for the steering committee of the Naqab Forum that calls for normalization of relations with Israel.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida quoted the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate saying that 902 violations against journalists were documented in 2022.
Al-Quds said in a report by its Washington correspondent that lawmaker Hakeem Jeffries, a Democrat and the US House Minority Leader, is a staunch supporter of Israel.
The dailies also reported on the developments in Brazil following the takeover of the parliament and presidential palace by supporters of the defeated right-wing former president Bolsonaro.