Palestinian newspapers focused on Egypt's President meeting with Clinton
RAMALLAH, July 15, 2012 (WAFA)
The three Palestinian Arabic newspapers Sunday focused on the Egyptian President Mohammad Mursi’s meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday in Egypt’s capital Cairo.
The prime headline in al-Hayat al-Jadida quoted Clinton stressing the US commitment to a two-state solution, regarding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, adding “Mursi is a man of peace,” in a joint press release with Mursi following their meeting.
The daily printed pictures of Egyptians demonstrating against the Islamic Brotherhood and US on Saturday in light of Mursi and Clinton’s meeting.
The main front page article in al-Quds daily highlighted a report in Washington Post warning of possible Israeli military attack on small cells of extremist Islamist militants active in Egypt’s Sinai desert.
Al-Ayyam was the only newspaper to focus on the increase in the US Dollar’s exchange rate and its implications on Palestinians few days ahead of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month when Muslim refrain from food and water from sunrise to sunset.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida reported that the Arab League follow-up peace committee will meet in the Qatari capital Doha next Sunday to discuss the Palestinian Authority’s acute financial crisis.
Al-Ayyam and al-Quds printed pictures of Palestinian protesters and international activists releasing balloons during a demonstration against settlements and the Apartheid Wall in Susiya, in the south Hebron hills.
Al-Quds editorial tackled the upcoming Arab League peace committee’s meeting, and called on Arab countries to support PA financially and politically.
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