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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (September 9, 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 Tel Aviv District Court sentenced Amad Agbar, a 19-years-old Palestinian from Nablus, to 23 years in prison for two counts of “attempted murder”, after stabbing and lightly wounding three men and a woman near the Herods Hotel in Tel Aviv a year and a half ago. Further details


Several right-wing activists put up signs defaming the Military Advocate General, Maj. Gen. Sharon Afek, in a Palestinian village of Aqraba in the West Bank on Thursday, following a recent IDF decision not to demolish a home of the terrorist who killed Adiel Kolman, 32-years-old father of four, in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem six month ago. Further details


US government is expected to make further cuts in aid to the Palestinians—this time in funds aiding oncological patients in eastern Jerusalem hospitals, according to a State Department official. Further details


US government is expected to make further cuts in aid to the Palestinians—this time in funds aiding oncological patients in eastern Jerusalem hospitals, according to a State Department official. Further details


The IDF announced on Saturday it will investigate the claims of a fatal shooting of two Palestinian teens by Israeli forces during “violent, weekly riots” that erupted along the Gaza border fence on Friday. Further details


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, Sara, was questioned by the police on the suspicion that she employed former media advisor-turned state's witness, Nir Hefetz, for two years without paying him and while misleading the authorities, as reported by Haaretz and Israeli Television News Company. Further details


Paraguay's decision to move its embassy back from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv was influenced by the Latin American country's disappointment with Israel's lack of mutuality, according to sources involved in the relations between the two countries. Further details


IDF Spokesperson's Unit said Friday that an IDF aircraft had attacked a Hamas observation post in northern Gaza in retaliation to "March of Return" protesters throwing grenades at soldiers near the border fence. Further details


The Jerusalem Post:

United States envoy Jason Greenblatt called on Jews around the world to pray with him this new year for the release of the Israeli captives and the remains of two IDF soldiers that Hamas is holding in Gaza. Further details


The Trump administration has frozen $25 million in funding to Palestinian hospitals in east Jerusalem as part of its punitive campaign against the Palestinian Authority for refusing to participate in its peace effort. Further details


The host city for next year’s Eurovision has yet to be announced, but a slew of artists – led by Roger Waters – are already calling for its boycott. Further details


Pro-settler European Parliamentarians are upset that European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini didn’t meet with Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan last week, but did take time to speak with Joint Arab List party head Ayman Odeh. Further details


European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini warned Israel of “serious consequences” if the IDF demolishes the West Bank Bedouin herding village of Khan al-Ahmar. Further details


Hamas officials have accused Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas of thwarting regional and international efforts to achieve a truce between the Gaza-based Palestinian “terrorist groups” and Israel. Further details


The IDF has launched an investigation into the shooting deaths of two Palestinian teens during riots that took place along the border fence on Friday. Further details


Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas threatened to sever ties with Israel if the state makes an agreement with Hamas, Palestinian sources told Al Hayat, a London based newspaper on Friday. Further details


The Trump Administration has targeted UNRWA as a pressure tactic to force the Palestinians to accept its demands, the organization’s Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl told The Jerusalem Post. Further details


US President Donald Trump is encouraging Jewish leaders and rabbis to remain “optimistic” in the new year on the prospects of peace between Israelis and Palestinians, speaking with them briefly by phone to mark Rosh Hashanah on Thursday. Further details


US Vice President Mike Pence spoke with Paraguay's president, Mario Abdo Benitez, on Thursday hoping to convince him to roll back his move to relocate the country's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Further details


Paraguay President Mario Abdo Benitez reacted for the first time on Thursday night to the Israeli response after his country chose to relocate their embassy back from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, Ynet reported. Further details


The Times of Israel:

Israeli security officials are urging the government to find an alternative source of aid funding for the Palestinians in Gaza as US contributions to the UN’s Palestinian aid agency UNRWA have evaporated. Further details


Teenage Palestinian protester Ahed Tamimi and her family have been barred from leaving Israel, her father said on Friday. Further details


An Israeli car came under fire Saturday overnight near the West Bank settlement of Kochav Yaakov, the military said Sunday. Further details


US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman has downplayed the chances that a future president could reverse Washington’s decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognize the city as capital. Further details


The Israeli human rights group B’Tselem said Saturday it had written to the European Union to ask that it intervenes to prevent the demolition of a Bedouin village in the West Bank, which is slated to occur as early as Wednesday. Further details


The IDF said Saturday that it would investigate the events surrounding the deaths of two Palestinians at the Gaza border, including that a 16-year-old who was shot on Friday during protests and who succumbed to his wounds on Saturday. Further details


The United States will halt $25 million in aid to East Jerusalem hospitals, a State Department spokeswoman said Friday, leading to warnings of the “collapse” of medical centers that provide crucial care to Palestinians. Further details


A senior Palestinian official hit back at Donald Trump on Friday after the US president said he would withhold aid to the Palestinians until they returned to peace negotiations. Further details


In a letter published by the Guardian on Friday, some 140 artists called for a boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest, which is to be held in Israel next year. Further details


A former official who led Israeli efforts to return the bodies of two IDF soldiers held in Gaza by the Hamas terror group has said Israel should never have ended the 2014 war in which they were captured without their retrieval. Further details


A Republican senator introduced a bill Thursday that would require the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to change its definition of what constitutes a Palestinian refugee in order to receive future US assistance. Further details