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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (July 15, 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 incendiary balloons and kites flown from Gaza, which have been causing hundreds of fires in “Israe”l and destroying thousands of acres of crops and woodland, will not stop at once, but rather gradually, sources in the strip told Ynet on Sunday. Further details

 

Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad said Saturday night that a ceasefire has been reached with Israel amid the recent escalation of violence that saw over 200 rockets fired from Gaza to Israel and IDF attacks on dozens of targets in the strip.  Further details

 

A United Nations Palestinian aid agency official said Saturday that the underlying problem facing the people of the Gaza Strip is that “they have nothing to lose,” as the population struggles to contend with a shattered economy that has become the focus of international attention in recent months. Further details

 

The Israel Air Force renewed its bombardment of the Gaza Strip on Saturday afternoon, attacking dozens of targets and prompting rocket and mortar fire from the strip in retaliation. Further details

 

A senior defense official explained Saturday evening that the reason for “Israel's” extensive campaign of air strikes in the Gaza Strip is the injury the day before of an “IDF” major from a grenade thrown at the force under his command during border "rioting". Further details

 

A family of four Israelis were lightly wounded from shrapnel of a Gaza rocket that landed near a home in the city of Sderot on Saturday evening. Another rocket landed near a synagogue in the city. Further details

 

The “IDF” attacked two Hamas “terror” tunnels among other targets early Saturday in response to renewed “violence” on the Gaza border, to which the “terror” organization retaliated by firing 31 rockets and mortars at “Israel”. Further details

 

The Palestinian Liberation Organization's (PLO) Executive Committee will meet at the beginning of August to confront what many Palestinians see as a series of US-supported Israeli legislation that weakens the two-state solution and “Judaizes” Palestinian lands. Further details

 

Iran and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas are trying to inflame the tensions in Gaza, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz told Ynet on Sunday. Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit the residents of the south and listen to their feelings over the difficult weekend they experienced in which close to 200 projectiles were launched from the Gaza Strip toward the border communities. Further details

 

“Israel” warned Hamas Saturday night of strong retaliatory attacks for its weekend barrage of rocket fire, as intense diplomat efforts were launched to broker a ceasefire that would avoid a new war in Gaza. Further details

 

Throughout the day on Saturday and the early morning hours of Sunday, “Israel” struck a wide range of “terrorist” targets in the Gaza strip responding to incessant rocket and mortar fire emanating from the coastal enclave over the weekend, the “IDF” spokesperson reported. Further details

 

Close to 200 projectiles were launched from the Gaza Strip toward the South since late Friday with at least 30 of them intercepted by the Iron Dome. Further details

 

Two Palestinians were killed and one was wounded in an explosion on Sunday in a building in Gaza, health officials said. Further details

 

The Israeli Jewish Congress, together with Knesset Deputy Speaker MK Hilik Bar, have launched a global campaign to draw awareness to the Gaza kite fires which are ravaging southern “Israel”. Further details

 

IAF struck a Hamas “terror” tunnel Saturday morning "following the overnight mortar fire from the Gaza Strip towards [Israeli] communities in the south", stated the “IDF” spokesperson. Further details

 

An NGO obtained an unusual court order on Wednesday to seize a flotilla – which is trying to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza – in order to provide assistance to “terrorist” victims, even though those boats have not yet been captured by the “IDF”. Further details

 

Minister of Education and member of the security cabinet Naftali Bennett dismissed the attempts to reach a cease fire with Hamas after a weekend barrage of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip and an overwhelming “IDF” response. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

The head of the al-Aqsa Martyr’s Brigades missile unit was killed in a mysterious blast that rocked central Gaza on Sunday morning, Palestinian media reported. Further details

 

Authorities called for residents of southern “Israel” to “return to normal” on Sunday morning, as a shaky ceasefire ending one of the most intense days of fighting on the border in years appeared to hold overnight. Further details

 

Two people were killed in a building explosion in Gaza City on Sunday morning, Palestinian authorities said, hours after a shaky ceasefire between “Israel” and Palestinian “terrorists” in the Strip went into effect. Further details

 

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is facing domestic criticism for his decision to attend Sunday’s World Cup final in Moscow amid ongoing unrest in Gaza, where “Israel” and Palestinian “terrorist groups” have exchanged fire resulting in casualties on both side of the tense border. Further details

 

Jewish Home leader and Education Minister Naftali Bennett slammed Saturday night a ceasefire deal to end the latest flare-up between Hamas in Gaza and “Israel”, saying that the “terror group” is dictating the terms of the deal and calling it a “serious mistake.” Further details

 

The Hamas “terrorist” organization announced Saturday that it had agreed to a ceasefire with “Israel” following talks with Egypt and other international bodies, after Palestinians fired more than 100 rockets into “Israel” over the weekend and Israel carried out dozens of air strikes. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Saturday that “Israel” would step up its strikes on Gaza until the Palestinian “terror” groups halt all violence coming out of the coastal enclave. Further details

 

A conference in East Jerusalem sponsored by the Palestinian Authority and attended by members of the Islamic Movement in “Israel” and of the Turkish Waqf was shut down and raided by police on Saturday by order of Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan, whose office said the event promoted “incitement” against the state of “Israel”. Further detail

 

The Security Cabinet is to convene for an emergency meeting Sunday afternoon to deal with the escalating violence in Gaza, as Palestinians fired dozens of rockets into “Israel” and the “IDF” attacked more than 40 targets in the Strip on Saturday in the most extensive daytime assault since 2014’s Operation Protective Edge. Further details

 

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was in Moscow on Saturday to meet with Vladimir Putin, just days after the Russian leader hosted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Further details

 

Israeli aircraft on Saturday attacked more than 40 targets in the Gaza Strip in the most extensive daytime assault since 2014’s Operation Protective Edge as Palestinian terror groups fired repeated salvos of rockets and mortar shells into Israel. Further details

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