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Newspapers Review: Israeli police raiding Muslim holy site in Jerusalem focus of dailies


RAMALLAH, Monday, May 13, 2019 (WAFA) – Raid by Israeli police of Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third holiest site located in Jerusalem’s Old City, late last night to remove all Muslim worshippers from inside it was highlight on the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies today.

The papers said the police used force to remove the worshippers who usually keep an all-night worship vigil inside the Mosque compound during the holy fast month of Ramadan. This is the second day in a row police force remove worshippers from the Mosque.

The papers also highlighted an Israeli court decision to give a lenient sentence to a Jewish terrorist accused of taking part in the murder by burning of the Dawabshe family in the northern West Bank village of Duma.

The main front page story in al-Ayyam, which was also reported in al-Quds, talked about an Israeli report that said the American so-called deal of the century allows Israeli sovereignty over all the illegal settlements in the West Bank.

Al-Quds quoted US envoy Jason Greenblatt saying that the deal will be published in June.

Al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida also said that the Israeli army forced several Palestinian families to leave their homes in the Jordan Valley in order for its forces to carry out military drills in the area.

It also said marking the Nakba (1948 Palestinian catastrophe) anniversary in Gaza on Wednesday will be held in unity between all the factions.

Al-Quds said Israel was surprised by the accuracy of the rockets fired from Gaza into Israel in their latest conflict.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida quoted a report saying that Israel detained 900 Palestinians in the last two months, including 133 children less than 18 years of age.

It said Saudi Arabia allocated 25,000 butchered sheep for distribution in Gaza.


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