Newspapers Review: Israeli settlers encroaching on Palestinian neighborhoods, Ukraine war focus of dailies

Israeli settlers encroaching on Palestinian neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem as well as the ongoing war in Ukraine were highlighted on the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies published today.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida daily said settlers, led by the extremist lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir, broke into Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, while al-Ayyam daily said settlers took over a building in Silwan.

The third daily, al-Quds, said Russian missiles shock the Ukrainian capital.

The paper published several stories related to the Ukraine war.

Al-Quds published an interview with the German Representative to the Palestinian Authority Oliver Owcza and quoted him saying in the headline: “We are committed to the two-state solution while taking into consideration Israel’s security.”

It said a three-way meeting took place in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh that included the Egyptian, Emirati and Israeli leaders.

Al-Ayyam said, quoting a Jordanian source, that King Abdallah is going to visit Ramallah next week.

It said, based on the Israeli foreign ministry, that, and for the first time, Singapore is going to open an embassy in Tel Aviv.

It said in a story by the Chinese news agency that the refugees in the West Bank camps are struggling to survive despite long years of suffering.

It also said 50 members of the US Congress called on their secretary of state to prevented the Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes in al-Walaja village, south of Jerusalem.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said international organizations called for imposing sanctions on Israel, and 11,000 Americans have called on the American General Mills company to shut down its factory in the Israeli settlement of Atarot.

It said the cabinet discussed strengthening the social welfare network to fight poverty and unemployment.

It said the Ministry of Culture launched yesterday the exhibition entitled the “high shadow” of Yasser Arafat.

(WAFA)

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