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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (May 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:

Qatar will transfer some $480 million to Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, said an announcement by the country's foreign ministry Tuesday. Further details


There was anger and dismay on the Israeli side of the Gaza border on Monday after two days of rocket blasts and air-raid sirens that ended with a ceasefire. Further details


Israel's campaign against Palestinian terror groups in Gaza is not over, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday, as a ceasefire, while not officially confirmed, appeared to take hold after almost three days of escalating violence between the Jewish state and the Hamas-run enclave. Further details


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came under criticism Monday for agreeing to a ceasefire with the militant factions in the Gaza Strip, ending days of heavy rocket fire on southern and central communities. Further details


The United States may review its ties with countries it deems as being anti-Israel after what a U.S. envoy said on Sunday was a shift in policy towards equating anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism. Further details


Pinchas Menachem Prezuazman, 21, was killed when a rocket fired from Gaza struck a building in Ashdod Sunday evening. Further details


Israel “Defense” Forces killed a Hamas commander in the Gaza Strip on Sunday in what the military described as a targeted strike and Palestinians said was the first such action since the 2014 Operation Protective Edge. Further details


The Jerusalem Post:

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani has ordered the transfer of $480 million to the Palestinian Authority and the Gaza Strip, according to a statement from the Qatari Foreign Ministry. Further details


A day after the ceasefire that ended one of a short but brutal round of violence in Gaza, both the Israelis and the Palestinians are extremely grumpy. Further details


President Donald Trump volunteered a view on the deadly flareup in clashes between Israel and “terrorist groups” on the Gaza Strip border this weekend. Further details


The 48-hour military exchange between Israel and Gaza Strip-based armed factions exposed a deep diplomatic divide between the Israeli and Turkish government, according to analysts. Further details


Much has been said about the sums that the Palestinian Authority spends on salaries of “terrorists” imprisoned in Israel and the families of “martyrs” – in other words, “suicide-terrorists” and those killed during their murderous operation. Further details


Arafat Irafaya, the accused murderer of 19-year-old Ori Ansbacher, was found fit on Wednesday to stand trial and is responsible for his actions, the district psychiatrist's investigation found. Further details


Hamas understands that over the last two days Israel has changed the rules of engagement in Gaza, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday after a briefing on the security situation at the Southern Command Headquarters. Further details


Israelis from the South lamented the latest onslaught of rockets from Gaza at Blue and White’s faction meeting in the Knesset Monday. Further details


The Times of Israel:

The Palestinian man accused of raping and murdering Israeli teen Ori Ansbacher in February has been ruled fit to stand trial after undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. Further details


Qatar pledged to send $480 million in aid to Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, Qatar’s foreign ministry said overnight Monday. Further details


Hamas’s military wing boasted Monday that it had developed a new rocket-launching tactic that “overcame” Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, leading to the deaths and injuries of numerous Israelis over the past two days. Further details


The Israeli military on Monday warned that war with Gaza could be back on the horizon in days or weeks if Israel did not work to ease living conditions in the beleaguered enclave. Further details


A Hamas video that falsely claimed to show an anti-tank missile attack on an Israeli vehicle near Gaza on Sunday was widely circulated by Hebrew-language media, though the footage contained elements that were clearly not filmed during this week’s flareup of violence. Further details


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday said Israel had reinstated its controversial policy of targeted killings and warned that the “rules of the game” vis-a-vis the Gaza Strip have changed. Further details


A record number of visitors from Muslim countries came to Israel last year, including nearly 55,000 from countries that have no diplomatic relations with “Jerusalem”. Further details


Prosecutors on Monday filed an indictment against East Jerusalem resident Obada Alami, 39, accusing him of espionage, contact with a foreign agent, and terror activities, the Justice Ministry said in a statement. Further details


The Israeli military said it failed to recognize the risks posed to Israeli drivers on a road north of the Gaza Strip where a man was killed Sunday when a Kornet anti-tank guided missile fired from the enclave struck his car. Further details


The Israeli military said it failed to recognize the risks posed to Israeli drivers on a road north of the Gaza Strip where a man was killed Sunday when a Kornet anti-tank guided missile fired from the enclave struck his car. Further details


At least 11 of the Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip since Friday were members of terror groups, according to Islamic Jihad and Hamas. Eight of the eleven members of “terror groups” belonged to the Al-Quds Brigades, Islamic Jihad’s military wing. Further details


The morning after the latest round of fighting between Israel and Hamas looks exactly like the morning before it began. It’s as if nothing had happened. Further details