Analysis of the Palestinian media
June 14, 2005
Voice of Palestine radio
V.O.P. ran a long and rather strange item in the middle of the day [opening its 10 a.m. news broadcast] in which aPA cabinet Minister warned about drinking “Super Drink” a product transferred from Israel which was said to be “outlawed internationally” and which was deliberately introduced in Palestinian areas to poison Palestinians. The item was apparently not repeated at major broadcast times.
From Palestinian newspapers
Al-Quds (lead item) GENERAL OMarch SULEIMAN COMES TO ISRAEL TOMORROW AND THE EGYPTIAN FOREIGN MINISTER VISITS [ISRAEL] ON June 19; RICE VISITS RAMALLAH Sunday, AND ABBAS-SHARON MEETING ON NEXT Tuesday
Other Al-Quds Items:Hamas strongly supports Al-Qudwa’s Statement [supporting right of armed resistance and Palestinian right to bear arms]; Another story covers pre-trial motions concerning press coverage of Saddam Hussein’s upcoming trial in Iraq [features picture of Saddam]; continuing coverage of Islamic criticism of alleged American and Israeli desecration of copies of Quran;
PLO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE EXPRESSES ITS ESTEEM FOR BUSH’S OPPOSITION TO SETTLEMENTS AND CHANGES IN THE 1949 ARMISTICE [HUDNA] LINES
TOP-OF-PAGE-PICTURE: Dr. Abbas receives Bahraini-Palestinian delegation Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda: Leads with warning from PA Col Husni that security chaos is continuing. Top-of-page picture shows Abbas meeting with American negotiator General Ward.
Major top-of-page picture off-lead shows Palestinian women holding copies of Quran, protesting Israeli treatment of Palestinian prisoners and alleged desecration of Islam’s scripture.
[see http://www.alhayat-j.com/pdf/14/page1.pdf ]