Al-Ahmad said that there are no current talks between Fatah and Hamas to arrange a meeting between Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal in spite of reports that Fatah and Hamas delegations may meet in Cairo next week and a summit between Abbas and Meshaal will follow the week after.
Al-Ayyam reported as well on expression of relief in Israel following statements by Egyptian president-elect Muhammad Mursi that he intends to honor security relations with Israel.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida highlighted a new Israeli project which aims to control Mount of Olives in East Jerusalem through building a “fake” Jewish cemetery, which Israel has been building in order to justify a takeover of the land.
The three papers printed photos of Palestinian residents of the village of Susiya, in the south Hebron hills, which is facing threats of extinction if the Israeli government proceed with plans to demolish village homes and relocate its residents. Israelis have set up a settlement carrying the same name near the village and want the indigenous Palestinians to leave the area.
Al-Quds reported on an Israeli military court sentencing Ibrahim Hamed to 46 life terms even though the military prosecution was demanding at least 56 life sentences. Hamed, who has been on trial for six years, was charged of killing 46 Israelis even though he denied all charges levied against him and had refused to recognize the court’s jurisdiction over him.