RAMALLAH, The strike called by the Palestinian schools in occupied East Jerusalem in protest against Israeli attempts to impose the Israeli curriculum or a distorted and altered copy in the Palestinian textbooks in their schools was highlighted on the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies published today.
“Jerusalem schools confront Israelization of education,” was the headline that went across the front page of al-Hayat al-Jadida daily.
“100,000 Jerusalem students strike in rejection of attempts to impose the occupation’s curriculum in their schools,” said al-Ayyam daily headline.
The third daily, al-Quds, headlined: “More than 100,000 students stayed home: A general strike in all Jerusalem schools in rejection of distorting the Palestinian curriculum.”
Settlers’ attacks in the West Bank, mainly near Nablus in the north of the West Bank, as well as the Israeli army demolition of shacks near Jericho were also highlighted on the front page of the three dailies.
“Attacks and injuries in Huwarra; Demolition and destruction of several structures and facilities in Jericho,” said the headline in al-Quds daily.
Al-Ayyam said the Israeli police raided the home of the director of Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Omar Kiswani, in Jerusalem and held him for a while.
It also said that the Israeli authorities are preventing repairing the loudspeakers at Al-Aqsa Mosque.
It said the head of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach has concluded a successful visit to Palestine, while al-Hayat al-Jadida said Bach announced support for an initiative to build an Olympic field in Palestine.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida also said a Fatah delegation headed to Algeria as part of the joint coordination, while al-Ayyam said Fatah and Hamas delegations are in Algeria to discuss reconciliation.
Al-Quds said an announcement is going to be made today in The Hague regarding presenting a complaint to the International Criminal Court from the family of Palestinian-American Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed in May by Israeli army gunfire while on duty in the West Bank.
The papers also reported on the funeral of Queen Elizabeth as well as Russia denying information and describing them as lies about mass graves in a Ukrainian town.
Source: Palestine News & Info Agency