RAMALLAH, May 26, 2012 (WAFA) – The main focus of Saturday’s issue of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies was the preliminary results of Egypt’s first presidential elections since the ousting of Hosni Mubarak.
The main headline in al-Quds featured an anticipated runoff between presidential candidates Ahmad Shafiq, the last prime minister during the Mubarak rule, and Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammad Mursi after the preliminary results showed none of the candidates received the needed votes to win in the first round, amid warnings that such a runoff could lead to violence in the streets.
The daily printed photos of Shafiq and Mursi, along with a picture of a banner supporting the third runner-up candidate Hamdeen Sabahi.
Al-Quds reported on the Israeli assaults targeting the weekly non-violent demonstrations against the Apartheid Wall and settlements across the West Bank, in which several Palestinians were injured, including three children, some hit by rubber-coated metal bullets and others suffered from tear gas inhalation.
News from Syria appeared on al-Ayyam’s front page reporting on 76 deaths, including 13 children, in heavy bombardment by the Syrian troops on the city of al-Holah.