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Newspapers Review: Two Palestinians shot dead in West Bank and at Gaza border, say dailies


RAMALLAH, Thursday, April 04, 2019 (WAFA) – Two Palestinians were shot dead by Israelis yesterday, one in the north of the West Bank and the second at the Gaza border with Israel, the Palestinian dailies said in their edition this morning.

The papers said an Israeli settler opened fire at Mohammad Abdul Fattah south of Nablus and killed him, which al-Ayyam daily described as “execution,” and that another Palestinian was injured from the settler’s bullets when he was inside his shop near the site.

Al-Ayyam also said Israeli soldiers at the Gaza border opened fire from close range late last night at three young Palestinians who crossed the border and took them away. It said the three were heard screaming in pain and that they were taken away by the army. It quoted Israeli reports saying one of the three later died of his wounds while the other two were taken to hospital in Israel with moderate injuries.

In other news, the papers said the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails are getting ready to go on hunger strike in protest against Israeli measures against them and that the situation was tense in the prisons.

Al-Quds said the Israeli army issued an order to demolish the family home of Omar Abu Laila, whom the army killed last week after accusing him of attacking and killing an Israeli soldier and a settler last month.

It also said Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh called the Emir of Qatar and talked about the understandings regarding the situation in the Gaza Strip.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida made remarks by President Mahmoud Abbas to visitors at this headquarters as its main front page story and said Abbas said the Palestinians have proven that they are capable of running their own state.

It quoted the Jordanian Prime Minister Omar Razzaz saying that Jordan fully supports Palestinian rights.

It said the head of the official Palestinian media, Ahmad Assaf, discussed cooperation with media officials in Bahrain.

The three dailies also highlighted the marking of Al-Isra Wal Miraj Muslim holiday in Jerusalem.


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