RAMALLAH, April 30, 2012 (WAFA) – The Palestinian Arabic dailies Monday highlighted the deteriorating condition of the striking Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.
The prime headline in al-Quds newspaper said that more prisoners joined the mass open-ended hunger strike prisoners started on April 17, reporting that the striking secretary general of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Ahmad Sa’adat, was transferred to hospital.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida and al-Ayyam printed photos of a protest in solidarity with the prisoners held in Ramallah on Sunday.
The dailies featured Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal and the Arab League Secretary General, Nabil al-Arabi, holding a meeting during which they agreed to bring up the issue of the Palestinian prisoners at the United Nations General Assembly.
Al-Ayyam focused on its front page on the Israeli cabinet’s decision to establish temporary units in Kokhav Ya'akov settlement, near Ramallah, to house settlers who might be evicted from nearby Migron outpost. It also said the Israeli Supreme Court postponed by two months a former decision to demolish houses built without Israeli government approval and on private Palestinian land near the Ramallah-area settlement of Beit El in an area named Ulpana.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida printed a photo of President Mahmoud Abbas during his visit to Tunis, where he met with the former Tunisian Prime Minister al Baji Qayed al Sebsi and stressed the importance of implementing the reconciliation agreement.
Al-Quds editorial slammed the Israeli government decision to build housing units in Kokhav Ya'akov settlement. It said the decision reflects the Israeli rejection of peace and denial of Palestinians’ right to an independent, geographically cohesive state.
The paper called on the Arab countries, international community and the Quartet to make Israel abide by international law and resolutions.