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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (June 13, 2019)
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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:

“IDF” attacked a Hamas tunnel in the Gaza Strip overnight Wednesday, in retaliation for a rocket launch towards “Israel”. Further details

 

The Human Shields Special Testimonies Project organized an event at the British Parliament in London where “IDF” reservists spoke about their experience dealing with Palestinian “terrorism” and routine disturbances as well as the human rights violations committed daily in the West Bank. Some 20 MP's and about 50 others were in attendance. Further details

 

Labor party chairman Avi Gabbay announced Wednesday evening that he is withdrawing from political life one day after declaring that he will not run in the party's upcoming primaries for party head. Further details

 

The “IDF's” Central Command decided not to increase the funds allocated for security of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, effectively cutting the number of civilian guards stationed in the area, according to two memos sent by the military on Tuesday. Further details

 

Palestinian officials urged Egypt and Jordan on Wednesday to reconsider their attendance at a U.S.-led conference on June 25-26 in Bahrain, voicing concern it would weaken any Arab opposition to Washington's coming peace plan. Further details

 

Sara Netanyahu, wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, signed a plea deal Wednesday for the reduced charge of deliberately exploiting another's mistake for her own financial benefit, in a way that does not constitute fraud. Further details

 

Egypt, Jordan and Morocco have informed the Trump administration they plan to attend a U.S.-led conference in Bahrain in late June on proposals for boosting the Palestinian economy as part of a coming U.S. peace plan, a White House official said on Tuesday. Further details

 

The “IDF” closed the Gaza Strip's marine border Thursday until further notice due to multiple firebomb attacks this week, and the coastal enclave's fishermen are furious. Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

“Israel” struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early Thursday morning after the launching of a rocket towards Israeli border communities. Further details

 

Gaza fishermen were denied access to the sea on Wednesday evening, COGAT announced, following the constant barrage of incendiary kites and balloons from Gaza that have continued to set the South ablaze. Further details

 

Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that Israel's security is paramount in the Trump administration's "Deal of the Century," in an interview Yisrael Hayom published on Thursday. Further details

 

Jason Greenblatt, Special Representative for International Negotiations, reacted on Wednesday to a report by The Jerusalem Post, which quoted Palestinian Authority officials saying that they are disappointed with Jordan and Egypt’s decision to attend the Bahrain economic workshop in two weeks. Further details

 

Close to half of Israelis are in favor of removing the 12-year-long blockade on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, a new study by the Academic Institute for Structural Reforms has found. Further details

 

Palestinian officials on Wednesday expressed disappointment over the decision by some Arab states – including Jordan, Egypt and Morocco – to attend the US-led economic conference in Bahrain later this month. Further details

 

Iraq will not be partaking in the Bahrain summit in which the United States is set to release the economic part of its peace plan, the Iraqi Foreign Ministry spokesman told Al-Miyadin. Further details

 

The Tel Aviv Economic Crimes Division, which has led the prosecution of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, late Wednesday rejected allegations by the prime minister that he needs a delay of his pre-indictment hearing because it had not turned over to him all necessary documentation. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

Benny Gantz, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief rival in the upcoming elections, assailed the premier on Thursday for his lack of a firm response to Gaza “terror groups” following a rocket launch at southern “Israel” and a wave of Palestinian arson attacks, as a Hamas official threatened a further escalation. Further details

 

After weeks of hesitation, the United Nations announced Wednesday that it is sending its deputy Middle East coordinator to attend the unveiling of the economic component of a new US peace plan. Further details

 

More than half of the Democrats in the US House of Representatives say a peace plan that does not expressly have as its outcome two states would endanger the prospects of peace. Further details

 

Israeli aircraft hit a Hamas underground facility in the Gaza Strip early Thursday after a rocket fired at southern “Israel” was shot down in the first such attack since “Israel” and “terror groups” in the coastal enclave fought a vicious two-day battle last month. Further details

 

This month’s US-sponsored economic “workshop” in Bahrain now seems set to be a smashing success, so long as success is defined as getting Israelis and moderate Arab states talking openly. Further details

 

“Israel” announced Wednesday it would not allow Gazan fisherman access to the sea as it tightened its maritime blockade on the Palestinian enclave following a wave of arson attacks from the coastal enclave. Further details

 

A balloon-borne explosive device launched from the Gaza Strip detonated over a community in southern Israel Wednesday, as tensions along the border rose. Further details

 

The Palestinian Authority on Wednesday issued sharp criticism of Moldova after its government said it would move its embassy to Jerusalem. Further details

 

The governing body of international soccer earlier this year opened an investigation against the head of the Palestinian Football Association, Jibril Rajoub, on suspicion that he breached its bylaws by glorifying terrorism and inciting to hatred and violence, according to a pro-Palestinian website and an Israeli NGO. Further details

 

When Palestinian preschooler Aisha a-Lulu came out of brain surgery in a strange Jerusalem hospital room, she called out for her mother and father. She repeated the cry over and over, but her parents never came. Further details

 

A top Palestinian official is urging Arab states that have decided to participate in the US-led economic workshop in Bahrain later this month against advancing their own interests at the expense of the Palestinian cause. Further details

 

Moldova will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, the government of the small Eastern European country said Tuesday. Further details

 

The Palestinian Authority on Tuesday said it “deeply regrets” the decision by Egypt and Jordan to participate in the upcoming American-sponsored economic workshop in Bahrain and called on them and other “brotherly” nations to withdraw. Further details

 

Lebanon on Tuesday rejected the upcoming American-sponsored economic workshop in Bahrain, hours after Jordan, Egypt, and Morocco informed US President Donald Trump’s administration that they will participate in the conference. Further details

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