RAMALLAH, The three Palestinian Arabic-language dailies focused today on the decision of the Palestinian leadership to postpone the legislative and presidential elections, which were scheduled for May 22 and July 31, until it guarantees Israel’s approval of the participation of the Palestinian people in occupied Jerusalem.
The dailies said the Palestinian leadership and the factions of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) unanimously decided last night to postpone the holding of the Palestinian national elections until the people of occupied East Jerusalem are allowed to participate by the Israeli occupation authorities.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida said the Palestinian Central Elections Commission (CEC) announced a halt of the election process, including campaigning and submission of final lists of candidates, in implementation of the leadership decision.
Al-Quds, al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida said the World Bank’s Board of Directors endorsed yesterday a new four-year assistance strategy for the Palestinian territories, aiming to support resilience of livelihoods and service delivery and greater emphasis on transformational investment for a well-connected Palestinian economy.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida and al-Ayyam said Israeli occupation forces assaulted dozens of Palestinian worshipers at Damascus Gate area in occupied Jerusalem.
Al-Ayyam said Israeli occupation authorities embarked on construction of new housing units for illegal Israeli settlers in the West Bank district of Bethlehem.
Al-Quds said Israeli occupation authorities ordered residents of the village of Humsa, in the northern Jordan Valley, to leave their homes for several hours next Monday to make way for Israeli military training in the village.
The three dailies said around 60,000 Muslim worshipers performed Taraweeh prayers last night at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida and al-Ayyam said 16 deaths from coronavirus and 1051 new infections were reported yesterday in Palestine by the Ministry of Health.
Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency