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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (June 16, 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:

The “IAF” attacked several targets in the Gaza Strip during the early hours of Friday, in response to a rocket that was fired from the coastal enclave Thursday night and hit a Yeshiva in the town of Sderot. Further details

 

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip Thursday night hit the Hesder Yeshiva in the town of Sderot; there were no reports of injuries. A Code Red alarm was heard throughout the region. Further details

 

Top judge Chief Justice Esther Hayut said on Thursday that its new right-wing justice minister was putting the country on a course towards anarchy by suggesting that not all court rulings must be obeyed when security is at stake. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara was in court in Jerusalem on Sunday morning for a hearing on a plea deal over the misuse of state funds for meals at the premier's official residence. Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

Sara Netanyahu, the prime minister's wife, is expected to be convicted of corruption in the Prepared Food Affair as part of a plea bargain on Sunday, which would end a four-year legal battle. Further details

 

Earlier this weekend, at the KKL-JNF President's Conference in Paris, World Chairman Daniel Atar had an audience with Czech Parliament Senate President Jaroslav Kubera, calling on him to "advance the issue" of moving the Czech Republic's Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Further details

 

Qatari envoy to Gaza Muhammad al-Emadi will arrive in the Strip on Sunday and deliver funds, Palestinian sources reported to the London-based newspaper Al-Quds. Further details

 

Radi Nasser, the mayor of Deir Qaddis, a Palestinian town 16 km. west of Ramallah in the West Bank, is facing strong condemnations for inviting Jewish settlers to the wedding of his son. Further details

 

 Former defense minister Avigdor Liberman vowed on Saturday evening that his Yisrael Beytenu Party would only join a unity national government of Likud and Blue and White, without the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) parties and the far-right Otzma Yehudit Party. Further details

 

Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) Director Nadav Argaman met recently with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to try to convince him to accept partial customs payments to end an economic crisis, Channel 12 reported Saturday night. Further details

 

Right-wing NGO Regavim claimed that the State admitted to the High Court of Justice that it is aware that the Waqf has illegally turned the Mercy Gate area on “Temple Mount” into a mosque, but is opposed to its closure. Further details

 

Women's March co-founder Linda Sarsour has slammed White House advisor Jared Kushner and US President Donald Trump over the "Deal of the Century." Further details

 

The Palestinians have thwarted US President Donald Trump’s plan for peace in the Middle East and will also foil the US-led economic conference scheduled to take place in Manama, Bahrain on June 25, Nabil Abu Rudaineh, spokesman for the Palestinian Authority presidency, said on Saturday. Further details

 

Several fires broke out on Friday surrounding the Gaza Strip as a result of incendiary balloons, while clashes erupted between the “IDF” and thousands of Palestinian “rioters” along the border. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

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

 

Police on Thursday opened an investigation into an apparent hate crime attack targeting a northern West Bank Palestinian village where the tires of several vehicles were slashed and Hebrew slogans were found graffitied on the town’s mosque as well as adjacent buildings. Further details

 

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

 

A Qatari delegation led by envoy Mohammed al-Emadi is expected to arrive in Gaza Sunday for talks with Hamas leadership, Palestinian media reported Saturday. Further details

 

Palestinians on Saturday called for mass protests against a regional workshop where the Trump administration will unveil the economic part of its long-awaited plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Further details

 

The head of the Shin Bet security service, Nadav Argaman, met recently with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in an attempt to persuade him to agree to accept tax money collected by “Israel” on the PA’s behalf, according to a Saturday report by Channel 12 news. Further details

 

Fatah booted the council chief of the West Bank village of Deir Kadis Friday after four Israelis showed up at his son’s wedding celebration. Further details

 

Hamas sources said Saturday that “Israel” was demanding the “terror group” renew talks on returning the bodies of fallen Israeli soldiers in exchange for quiet in the Gaza Strip. Further details

 

A northern Virginia man whose deportation to Israel was reversed last week is home again. Further details

 

The leader of the Hamas “terror group” reportedly told the United Nations envoy for the Middle East on Friday that he did not know who in Gaza was responsible for this week’s rocket fire at “Israel”. Further details

 

Top generals in the “IDF” are expected to push for a much stronger response to rocket fire and arson balloons from the Gaza Strip after fresh attacks in recent days, Channel 12 reported Friday. Further details

 

The Jerusalem municipality removed the golden dome from the Dome of the Rock in a painting used as backdrop to a speech by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Haaretz daily reported Friday. Further details

 

A group of French imams toured the northern West Bank Thursday on the invitation of settler leaders. One of them, Hassen Chalghoumi, said “support of boycotts of Israel ran against Quranic law”. Further details

 

Tensions were high along the Gaza Strip border Friday afternoon, ahead of expected weekly protests and following a night of cross-border violence and amid mounting concerns of another flareup. Further details

 

Israeli politicians on the right and center called for serious military action against Gaza Thursday, after a religious school in southern “Israel” was hit by a rocket launched from the Palestinian territory. Further details

 

The White House on Thursday acknowledged that the Palestinian economic growth it envisions in its long-awaited peace plan can’t fully materialize unless the core issues of the conflict are resolved through a peace deal. Further details

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