Newspapers Review: Construction in illegal settlements, intra-Palestinian talks focus of dailies

Israel’s illegal settlement construction in the occupied Palestinian territories and the intra-Palestinian talks planned in Cairo were highlighted on the front page of the Palestinian Arabic dailies published today.

Al-Quds daily said Israeli cabinet ministers took part in an event to lay the foundation stone for the construction of 350 new housing units in the illegal settlement of Beit El, north of Ramallah.

Al-Ayyam daily said Cairo is going to host a new round of talks between the Palestinian political factions with a goal to end the division and deal with other issues.

The third daily, al-Hayat al-Jadida, highlighted the tour of Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh in several Arabian Gulf countries and said he met with the Emir of Kuwait.

The paper also said the Foreign Ministry summoned ambassadors of four European countries to protest their recent votes on the issue of Palestine.

Al-Ayyam said Israel demolished residential tents, barns and razed land in the south of the West Bank.

It said residents of the village of Qaryout succeeded in regaining 80 dunums of their land seized by Israeli settles 10 years ago.

Al-Quds said Tunisia intends to abolish the visa requirement for Palestinians as calls were made to illegalize cultural normalization with Israel.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate condemned a decision by the French news agency, AFP, to fire its head.

Regarding coronavirus, six people have died of the disease in the West Bank and Gaza Strip yesterday and 382 new cases were recorded, said the dailies.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency