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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (July 12, 2018)
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Alray International Media Watch section is a daily press tour through selected international websites and newspapers, particularly the Israeli ones.

This section is prepared by Alray Palestinian Media Agency to update its viewers with the most Palestinian top news in the international press.


Yedioth Ahronoth:

The Jerusalem District Court issued a temporary confiscation order Wednesday for two Norwegian ships set to partake in a solidarity flotilla to Gaza in the coming weeks. Further details


Ahead of a joint French-Israeli Navy exercise, the French Embassy hosted a special reception Tuesday evening on the Helicopter Carrier Dixmude, which is currently docked at the Haifa Port. Further details


While meeting with President Reuven Rivlin Tuesday, “IDF” Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot declared that the “IDF” strives to draft as much youth as possible to promote an equality and sharing of the national defense burden. Further details


After the seven-year-old Karim Jumhour had been allegedly kidnapped Tuesday evening from his home in the Arab city of Qalansawe, his father Jaber told Ynet, "The perpetrators demanded NIS 4 million and I don't want to pay. I'm waiting for the child to return safe and sound." Further details


A first-of-its kind study reviewing the scale of activities of Israel's welfare associations revealed Wednesday that only two percent of the associations' revenues go to the Arab sector, while the ultra-Orthodox sector receives 20 percent. Further details


A statement on behalf of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday afternoon that “nothing new was presented” during another extensive round of interrogation at the Lahav 433 anti-corruption unit in Lod that lasted for five hours in a corruption investigation known as the Bezeq-Walla Affair. Further details


Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip Yahya Sinwar was lightly injured in a car accident on Monday, breaking his hand, according to Gaza sources. Further details


The Jerusalem Post:

Police have arrested three suspects over the kidnapping of Karim Jumhour, a seven-year old Arab boy from the village of Kalansua in central Israel, the Israel Police said Thursday. Further details


Israeli actions in the West Bank and Gaza makes it more difficult for the Irish government to oppose a parliamentary bill criminalizing trade with east Jerusalem, the Golan Heights and Gaza, Ireland’s Ambassador to the Israel Alison Kelly told The Jerusalem Post. Further details


The United Nations has warned “Israel” that its decision to halt the flow of commercial goods into the Gaza Strip through the Kerem Shalom crossing could escalate its conflict with Hamas. Further details


Israel did not provide the US with advance notice of its plan to close Kerem Shalom, the main commercial crossing into Gaza, a US official told The Jerusalem Post. Further details


The Palestinian mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, on Tuesday issued a new fatwa (Islamic religious decree) banning Muslims from “facilitating the transfer of ownership of any part of Jerusalem or the land of Palestine to the enemies.” Further details


Members of Knesset from Left-wing and Arab parties expressed outrage Wednesday following 24 hours of relative silence in the country concerning the kidnapping of a seven-year-old Arab boy from the village of Kalansua on Tuesday. Further details


 The Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee approved legislation Wednesday that would limit Palestinian access to the High Court of Justice with regard to land cases. Further details


 A Democratic candidate for a seat in the California state assembly blames “Israel” for committing genocide against the Palestinians and has offered her support for antisemitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. Further details


The Times of Israel:

Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett has proposed an amendment to the controversial nation-state bill that would remove a clause seen as opening the door to the establishment of Jewish-only communities in Israel, but would instead specifically call to strengthen Jewish presence in predominately Arab-Israeli areas. Further details


Nine House Democrats demanded greater transparency from the Trump administration on Wednesday, asking for more details on its review process of US aid to the Palestinian Authority and Gaza Strip. Further details


The Foreign Ministry on Wednesday summoned Irish Ambassador to Israel Alison Kelly for a dressing down after the upper house of Ireland’s parliament advanced legislation that would criminalize the import and trade of goods produced in the settlements. Further details


Palestinian merchants and business leaders in the Gaza Strip expressed frustration on Wednesday over “Israel’s” new restrictions at the Kerem Shalom commercial crossing, warning the clampdown on imports and exports could significantly damage their business interests and undermine the economic welfare of other Palestinians in the coastal enclave. Further details


An Israeli drone fired toward a group of Palestinians flying incendiary balloons into southern Israel from the southern Gaza Strip, according to Palestinian media. Further details


A Democratic candidate for the California State Assembly said Israel is committing genocide against the Palestinians and offered her support for anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. Further details


In a bitter diplomatic defeat for Israel, the upper house of Ireland’s parliament on Wednesday advanced legislation that would criminalize the import and trade of goods produced in the settlements. Further details


Settler leaders called on government ministers to act Wednesday to prevent a labor strike by workers of a key Defense Ministry body that threatens to delay construction of thousands of settlement homes in the West Bank. Further details


Arab Israeli lawmakers on Wednesday threw their support behind an Irish bill expected to be advanced later in the day that would outlaw the sale and import of settlement-produced goods in Ireland. Further details


US President Donald Trump nominated on Tuesday a former senior Middle East peace envoy who served under the Obama administration to take one of the top positions at the State Department. Further details


The ruling Likud party is reportedly discussing removing a controversial clause in the nation-state bill that is seen as opening the door to the establishment of Jewish-only communities in “Israel”. Further details