Soccer match between Palestine and Saudi Arabia focus of dailies

RAMALLAH, Palestine’s national soccer team’s match against its Saudi Arabian counterpart as part of the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asia Cup at the Faisal al-Husseini International Stadium in al-Ram town, north of Jerusalem, hit the front page headlines in the dailies.

The dailies reported that the Palestinian and Saudi Arabian national soccer teams drew 0-0 in their match.

Al-Quds and al-Ayyam said that President Mahmoud Abbas started a two-day official visit to Riyadh, where he is scheduled to meet King Salman.

According to al-Quds, Israeli military and settlers carried out several attacks against Palestinians in the West Bank.

It reported that Israeli military obstructed the olive harvesting by Palestinian farmers in the northern West Bank district of Tulkarem.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida elaborated that settlers hurled stones at Palestinian vehicles traveling on roads to the east of Bethlehem.

According to al-Quds, 507 Israeli settlers barged their way into Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on the third day of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

Al-Quds and al-Ayyam said that Israeli forces closed off the Ibrahimi Mosque in the southern West Bank city of Hebron under the pretense of celebrating Jewish holidays.

Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani was reported in al-Quds pledging his country’s ongoing support to the Palestinian people and reiterating that Mideast peace should be based on the two-state solution.

He was also reported in al-Ayyam arguing that his country maintains lines of communication with Israel with the sole purpose of providing services to Gaza.

The Palestinian Ministry of Interior was reported in al-Quds and al-Hayat al-Jadida denying the Palestinian NGOs Network’s (PNGO) claim that it frozen the bank accounts of several charities in the Gaza Strip.

Al-Quds highlighted Former Israeli commander of Jerusalem District Police Mickey Levy’s comments calling for revoking the residency status, also known as blue ID cards, from Jerusalemite Palestinians.

It also reported that the US administration has postponed indefinitely rolling out the Mideast plan, dubbed deal of the century.

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Da?i? was reported in the dailies announcing that his country would open a representative office in Ramallah.

Al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Hayat al-Jadida said that Israeli occupation authorities extended the detention of Samer Arbid and interrogated him while being hospitalized.

Arbid, 44, is being hospitalized in critical condition after undergoing interrogation with the Israeli internal security service, the Shin Bet, for the alleged killing of an Israeli teen in August.

They said that Jordan urges global parliaments to put pressure on their respective governments, so that the latter won’t relocate their embassies in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

They also reported that a Palestinian Israeli young man was shot to death in the northern Israeli city of Umm al-Fahm.

They elaborated that Palestinian citizens of Israel protested against Israeli police’s complicity in violent crime rocking the Palestinian community in Israel.

which two brothers were shot in death in a brawl and another man was seriously injured with stab wounds recently

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agrees to deploy additional police forces to combat violent crime rocking the Palestinian community in Israel.

Secretary-General of the PLO’s Executive Committee Saeb Erekat was reported in al-Hayat al-Jadida slamming the recently-passed US Congress legislation Promoting Security and Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act of 2019 as a part of the so-called deal of the century.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida said that Israeli occupation authorities forced a Palestinian to manually demolish parts of his house in Wadi al-Hummus area, on the edge of Sur Baher, southeast of Jerusalem.

It said that Palestinian Customs Police detected 60 calves that were smuggled from Israel to the northern West Bank district of Tubas.

It said that Palestinian Red Crescent crew and firefighters from the refugee camps helped extinguish the fires that raged in Lebanon.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency