Newspaper Review: Killing Palestinian at Ramallah Village Entrance Focus of Dailies

The killing of a Palestinian by Israeli forces at the western entrance of the Ramallah village of Silwad hit the front page headlines in Palestinian daily newspapers.

Al-Quds and al-Ayyam said Israeli forces killed a Palestinian in the Ramallah village of Silwad.

Al-Ayyam added Israel forces denied Palestinian medics access to the slain Palestinian access, leaving him to bleed to death.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida and al-Ayyam identified the slain Palestinian as 38-year-old Iyad Hamed. He was married and a father of three. He was mentally disabled.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida added that thousands of Palestinians attended the funeral procession of Hamed in his hometown of Silwad.

The three dailies also reported scores of Palestinians suffocated as Israeli forces quelled weekly peaceful Friday marches across the West Bank.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida added dozens of Palestinian football players and fans suffocated from tear gas inhalation after Israeli forces fired tear gas at crowds attending a football match at Faisal al-Husseini Stadium in the Jerusalem village of al-Ram.

Al-Quds and al-Ayyam said Israeli forces detained two Palestinian youths from the Hebron refugee camp of al-Arrub purportedly for being involved in shootings and hurling Molotov cocktails at Israeli vehicles.

Al-Quds highlighted Jerusalem Municipality’s plan to establish a cable car project, which will pass near Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and be built on lands occupied by Israel since June 1967.

It reported Head of the Higher Islamic Commission and Grant Mufti of Jerusalem Sheikh Ikrima Sabri as slamming the project as an encroachment upon and desecration of the mosque compound as well as Islamic Waqf’s (Religious Endowment) lands.

Highlighting a United Nations (UN) agencies’ report marking the two-year anniversary of the end of the 2014 Israeli military onslaught on Gaza, al-Quds reported the UN as urging an end to Gaza’s “de-development spiral” and addressing the humanitarian needs for Gaza’s 1.9 million population.

Al-Quds and al-Hayat al-Jadida reported Palestinian security services arrested the prime suspect of the deadly shooting of two Palestinian policemen on August 18 in the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

It reported spokesperson for the Palestinian security services Adnan Dmeiri identifying the suspect as Salah al-Kurdi, saying that all those wanted over the shooting had now been apprehended.

Al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida covered a UN statement in response to Israeli military’s announcement that it closed its criminal investigation into the missile attack when an Israeli-fired missile struck the road outside a UN school being used as a shelter in Rafah during 2014 onslaught on Gaza, killing 15 Palestinians and injuring 30 others.

They reported the UN as reiterating its call for an investigation into the Israeli military’s attack on UN premises during 2014 Gaza onslaught.

Source: WAFA