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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (June 18, 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 White House will not invite Israeli government officials to a Bahrain conference devoted to gaining support for a Palestinian economic plan in order to keep the event apolitical, a senior administration official said on Monday. Further details


Hamas, the “terrorist” organization that controls the Gaza Strip, on Monday confirmed the delivery of millions of dollars in Qatari aid, and said that the implementation of an advanced and broader stage of the understandings with Israel was now underway. Further details


Hamas militants opened fire on Israeli troops operating in southern Gaza overnight Sunday, the Palestinian media reported. Further details


A Qatari delegation entered the Gaza Strip on Sunday night to deliver $15 million in relief funds for Palestinians residing in the coastal enclave, according to several reports. Another $10 million was transferred to “Israel” to fund the purchase of fuel for Gaza's power plant. Further details


The Jerusalem Post:

Israel will expand the fishing zone off of the cost of the Gaza Strip to a range of 10 nautical miles after it was completely closed last week. Further details


 The heads of the West Bank's major regional councils have joined the demand of Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan in opposition to a tender, which may be given to McDonald’s to run its meat restaurant at Ben-Gurion Airport. Further details


The White House does not plan to invite Israeli government officials to a Bahrain conference devoted to gaining support for a Palestinian economic revitalization plan to keep the event apolitical, a senior administration official said on Monday. Further details


Former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, the first democratically elected head of state in Egypt's modern history, died on Monday from a heart attack after collapsing in a Cairo court while on trial on espionage charges, authorities and a medical source said. Further details


The State of “Israel” will not evacuate the Bedouin West Bank herding village of Khan al-Ahmar, at least until the September elections are over, the right-wing NGO Regavim reported on Monday in a press release. Further details


Among hundreds of illustrations, photographs, names and citations in the study of science, math, Hebrew and English, “no mention of Arab images or Arab places appear”, according to a report published recently by Sikkuy, the Association for the Advancement of Civil Equality. Further details


The head of the Union of Right-Wing Parties, MK Rabbi Rafi Peretz, was appointed interim education minister on Monday, while MK Bezalel Smotrich, who heads the hard-line religious-Zionist National Union party, a constituent of URP, was made interim transportation minister. Further details


University student groups affiliated with major German political parties passed an anti-BDS resolution at the first German-Israel student conference on Sunday, held in Frankfurt. Further details


In a speech at the Jerusalem Post Conference on Sunday in which she addressed Ambassador David Friedman’s remarks last week, Hotovely said that after the move of the US Embassy to Jerusalem, “it is now the time for Judea and Samaria.” Further details


The international community must take immediate steps to oust Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas to advance the diplomatic process with the Palestinians, Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan said Sunday in his speech at the Jerusalem Post Conference in New York. Further details


Jerusalem Post Annual Conference in New York that he agrees with the comments of Ambassador David Friedman, who said last week that “Israel” has the right to annex parts of the West Bank. 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


The Times of Israel:

Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, was buried under heavy security early on Tuesday, a day after his dramatic collapse and death inside a glass cage of a Cairo courtroom, a member of his defense team said. Further details


Immigration New Zealand, an official government website, published a fact sheet with a map of the Middle East that showed a “Palestine,” but not “Israel”. Further details


A show in Jordan by a US viral star-cum-rapper planned for next month was canceled Monday due to support she has expressed online for “Israel”, following a campaign by the local branch of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign. Further details


Some $10 million of Qatari money entered Gaza late Sunday, but by the end of Monday, needy Palestinian families had yet to receive any money, leading to frustration for some. Further details


The White House confirmed on Monday that Israeli officials and ministers will not participate in an upcoming US-sponsored economic workshop in Bahrain, the first phase of the rollout of the Trump administration’s Israel-Palestinian conflict. Further details


 Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party has decided to cancel a strike it had planned to protest the US-led economic workshop in Bahraini capital of Manama next week. Further details


Police on Monday opened an investigation into an apparent hate crime attack targeting a central West Bank Palestinian village where the tires of 13 vehicles were slashed and Hebrew slogans was found graffitied. Further details


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced criticism Monday after a fresh infusion of Qatari cash was allowed into the Gaza Strip late the previous day despite ongoing violence emanating from the territory. Further details


A suspicious package attached to balloons was found Monday morning near a community close to the border with the Gaza Strip, the Eshkol Regional Council said. Further details


Israel’s national water company Mekorot has begun work on an upgraded pipeline to Gaza that will increase the flow of drinkable water into the blockaded enclave. Further details


Palestinian media reported that a force belonging to the Hamas military wing opened fire on a group of Israeli soldiers near the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis early Monday, forcing them to retreat. Further details


A Qatari delegation led by envoy Mohammed al-Emadi entered the Gaza Strip late Sunday with a fresh delivery of cash for the beleaguered coastal enclave, according to Palestinian media reports. Further details

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