New Infections, Recovery From Coronavirus In Palestine Focus Of Dailies

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Confirmation of seven new cases of coronavirus in Palestine as well as the recovery of 18 cases in the West Bank was highlighted on the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies today.

Al-Ayyam said that two more cases have recovered in the Gaza Strip bringing total recovered yesterday in Palestine to 20.

It said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is ready to talk with Hamas through a third party about exchange of prisoners.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida, while also highlighting the corona recovery cases in Ramallah and Bethlehem, made the statement by the Palestinian presidency condemning Israeli plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank as its top front page story.

It also highlighted Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh also warning about the Israeli annexation plans.

The paper said 60 percent of the corona cases in Ramallah area came from Palestinian workers in Israel after their return home.

Al-Quds reported on the Israeli army raids and arrest in the West Bank, clashes with Palestinians as well as the kidnapping by Israeli settlers of two Palestinians in the village of Kubar, near Ramallah.

It said in a report quoting ARIJ, a Palestinian organization, saying that Israel is taking advantage of the corona outbreak to create dangerous facts on the ground in the occupied territories.

It also quoted rights organizations saying that Israel is responsible for the health of 14 million people between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean, and that Israel’s apartheid system is undermining Palestinian health rights during the corona pandemic.

(Source / 08.04.2020) 

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