On Thursday, Palestinian Arabic dailies focused on a gathering between Hamas and Fateh officials in Doha, last night, as part of anÂ effort to forward intra-Palestinian reconciliation talks.
According to the reports,Â two delegations from Hamas and Fateh gathered in Doha, the capital of Qatar, for talks on achieving Palestinian national reconciliation.
Meanwhile, al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida informed, according to WAFA, that the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem has approved a plan to constructÂ a settlement building in the annexed East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan.
Al-Quds reportedÂ that the Israeli navy detained 10 Palestinian fishermen, while they were sailing off the Gaza shore, in addition toÂ their fishing boats.
Al-Ayyam reported that defacto Palestinian President Mahmoud AbbasÂ began an official visit to Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Belgium.
Al-Quds also said that the Arab Parliament has condemned the position of countries that voted in favor of Israel as head of the United Nationsâ€™ legal committee.
Al-Ayyam and al-Quds both said that the Israeli government, in its weekly session set for Sunday, is expected to discuss a plan to demolish â€śthousands of Arab-owned homesâ€ť in Israel, under the pretext of construction without permission.
To be noted, Israel rarely issues construction permits for Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank, prompting them to embark on construction without obtaining construction permits.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida reported thatÂ Abbas met with King Abdullah II, of Jordan, in Amman on Wednesday evening, aiming to improve mutual Palestinian-Jordanian relations.
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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.