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Newspaper Review: President Abbas' speech during Ramallah conference focus of dailies.

RAMALLAH, Sunday, December 09, 2018 (WAFA) -- President Mahmoud Abbas' speech during a conference on the role of private sector, held in Ramallah on Saturday, made headlines of the three Arabic Palestinian dailies on Sunday.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida, al-Ayyam and al-Quds reported that President Abbas said that the national consensus government has to be enabled in the Gaza Strip, and that the Palestine Legislative Council will be dissolved in a legal manner.

Speaking during the "International Conference on strengthening the role of the private sector in governance and combating of corruption", held in Ramallah in the West Bank, Abbas demanded the US to refrain from moving the embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida said that Israeli authorities forced a Palestinian family to demolish its own home in Silwan, a Palestinian neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, in order to avoid paying exorbitant costs if the Israeli West Jerusalem municipality goes ahead and demolish the home, under the pretext of lack of building permit.

Al-Quds reported a statement by Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah during a joint press conference with his French counterpart Edouard Philippe, where Palestine and France signed 10 cooperation agreements.

Hamdallah appreciated French efforts to bring peace to the Middle East and called for establishing an international group to revive the deadlocked peace process.

Al-Ayyam quoted anti-Israeli settlements activist Ghassan Daghlas, who said that Israel plans to build a 7-kilometer-long water pipeline between two illegal settlements in the northern West Bank, which is likely to harm several Palestinian farmers whose land will be affected by the pipeline.

The three dailies reported the that yesterday marked the 31 st anniversary of outbreak of first Palestinian intifada, also known as "the stones Intifada."

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Date:Dec 9, 2018
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