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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (Dec. 13, 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:

Israeli security forces killed “terrorist” Ashraf Na'alwa at a house in the Askar refugee camp in Nablus early Thursday, two months after he murdered two Israelis—Kim Levengrond Yehezkel, 28, and Ziv Hagbi, 35—in a shooting attack at the Barkan industrial area in the West Bank. Further details

 

During an operation near Ramallah Wednesday night, the Counter Terrorism Unit of the Border Police, Yamam, killed a Palestinian suspected of involvement in the shooting attack outside of Ofra on Sunday. Further details

 

Israel must approach the Gulf States, including Saudi Arabia, with caution even if they share mutual goals, a former high-ranking Israeli army official stressed at the opening of a conference in Jerusalem titled “New Realities in the Eastern Mediterranean.” Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is under renewed pressure to justify why he is also currently serving as four ministers of state, with a Knesset member of the opposition Zionist Union on Wednesday seeking a High Court order obligating him to explain. Further details

 

Mohammed Dahlan, considered one of the candidates to succeed the head of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, no longer believes in the two-state solution. He proposes the establishment of one joint state for Israelis and Palestinians—The Greater Israel—with Jerusalem, its capital, “belonging to both nations.” Further details

 

A newly appointed deputy mayor for the city of Haifa stepped down Wednesday, following a row over statements of support for “terror groups” Hezbollah and Hamas. Further details

 

The Housing and Construction Ministry is planning a secure diplomatic complex in Jerusalem to house embassies that Israel hopes would follow the US and Guatemala's lead and move to the capital. Further details

 

New footage, showing Muhammad Habali—a mentally challenged and disabled 22-year-old Palestinian man—getting shot in the back of the head by IDF soldiers, was released by the human rights organization B’Tselem on Tuesday. Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

Two Israelis were killed and two others were critically wounded in a “terror attack” in the West Bank Thursday, according to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit. Further details

 

"He almost never made mistakes." That was how a senior IDF officer described Ashraf Suleiman Na’alwa, the “terrorist” behind the attack on the Barkan Industrial Park two months ago, just hours after he was found and killed by Israeli security forces. Further details

 

Israeli leaders applauded the capture and killing of two terrorists on the run, caught overnight Wednesday and in the early morning Thursday. Further details

 

An assailant stabbed two police officers in Jerusalem's Old City early Thursday morning, according to the Police Spokesperson's Unit. Further details

 

The IDF killed the son of a West Bank Hamas leader and arrested suspected of links to the “terrorist” cell that wounded seven Israeli civilians at a bus stop outside of the Ofra settlement earlier this week. Further details

 

Hundreds of Gazans on Wednesday attended the funeral of a four-year-old boy who died after being hit by Israeli shrapnel at a border protest last week, according to Palestinian medical officials. Further details

 

IDF soldiers raided al-Quds University in Abu Dis just east of Jerusalem on Wednesday, searching faculty and student offices before seizing surveillance footage from the campus cameras, according to official Palestinian media channel WAFA. Further details

 

The Housing and Construction Ministry is examining a site in East Talpiot for an  embassy row in the “capital”. Further details

 

Australia’s prime minister appeared to quash reports that he would announce his government’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday. Further details

 

IDF soldiers mapped the homes of the “terrorists” who carried out a deadly attack at the Sarona Market in Tel Aviv in June 2016 in order to examine re-demolishing them. Further details

 

A group of IDF reservists is set to file a complaint with the International Criminal Court in the Hague against Hamas and the Palestinian Authority  for their use of human shields in the coming weeks. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

Two Israelis were killed and two were severely injured in a drive-by shooting in the central West Bank Thursday, close to where a terror attack occurred earlier in the week, officials said. Further details

 

Two Border Police officers were stabbed and lightly wounded in a “terror attack” before dawn Thursday in the Old City of Jerusalem, before shooting dead their assailant, police and medics said. Further details

 

After a two-month manhunt, Israeli forces found and killed a Palestinian man suspected of carrying out a brutal “terror attack” in which he shot dead two Israeli coworkers in a West Bank factory, the Shin Bet security service said early Thursday. Further details

 

The Hamas “terror group” early Thursday claimed credit for the deadly shooting attack outside the Ofra settlement earlier this week, saying the suspect shot dead by Israeli forces several hours earlier was one of its members. Further details

 

Israeli security forces apprehended four Palestinians Wednesday suspected of conducting a shooting attack this week outside the West Bank settlement of Ofra, and a fifth was killed in a shootout, the Shin Bet security service said. Further details

 

Israeli security forces apprehended four Palestinians Wednesday suspected of conducting a shooting attack this week outside the West Bank settlement of Ofra, and a fifth was killed in a shootout, the Shin Bet security service said. Further details

 

Australia’s prime minister appeared to quash reports that he would announce his government’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday. Further details

 

Israeli security forces arrested a Palestinian suspect sought over a deadly West Bank “terror attack” day earlier. Further details

 

US President Donald Trump’s envoy for Middle East peace condemned on Wednesday a far-right Israeli group urging the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s assassination. Further details

 

The Defense Ministry’s ombudsman warned lawmakers on Wednesday that Israel’s ground forces are unprepared for a future war. Further details

 

Tunisia announced on Tuesday that it arrested two suspects over the 2016 assassination of Hamas drone expert Mohammed al-Zoari. Further details

 

A Palestinian child succumbed to wounds he sustained last Friday during a protest on the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, according to the Hamas-run Health Ministry. Further details

 

Posters bearing the face of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in rifle crosshairs and the Hebrew words “assassinate the terror funders” appeared throughout the West Bank Tuesday, part of a campaign launched by a far-right Israeli group. Further details

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