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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (June 30, 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:

An arrangement for calm in the Gaza Strip has been reached between “Israel” and Hamas, Israeli sources confirmed Friday. The arrangement includes the expansion of the coastal enclave's fishing perimeter to 15 nautical miles in return for a halt in the launching of “firebombs” from the Strip into “Israel”. Further details

 

A day after the Trump administration wrapped up an international conference meant to lay the economic foundations for Israeli-Palestinian peace, the Palestinian premier said it was "divorced from reality" and unlikely to evolve into a political plan. Further details

 

Dozens of fires have been documented in the Israeli communities bordering the Gaza Strip in recent weeks. Further details

 

A U.S.-proposed $9 billion aid package could tempt Egypt with long-sought financing to transform its strife-torn Sinai Peninsula, but analysts say political risks are likely to outweigh any potential financial benefit. Further details

 

In an interview to Ynet Thursday Ehud Barak who had announced his intention to compete in the September elections, likened Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a wounded animal that will lash out at anyone and anything at all cost, to ensure his win claiming the Blue and White party is not responding to Netanyahu with the ferocity needed. Further details

 

Trump Senior Aid Jared Kushner hinted Thursday, that there has been corruption among the Palestinian leadership because as he said "historically, large sums of money have flowed into this region and there are few results that reflect the impact of this aid". Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

The radical IfNotNow US-based organization which campaigns against Israel’s control of the West Bank has formed a new non-profit branch to highlight its message during the 2020 presidential campaign. Further details

 

Palestinian Authority security forces released Hebron businessman Saleh Abu Mayaleh on Saturday at 10:45 p.m., after he had been detained upon his return from the economic conference in Bahrain. Further details

 

Anyone who follows the path of peace with Israelis will be harassed, and obstacles will be put in his way, but in the end that path will succeed, Hebron businessman Ashraf Jabari of Hebron said on Wednesday in Manama, Bahrain. Further details

 

Residents of Israel's south have decided to turn to the United Nations concerning the waves of incendiary balloons that have been launched from Gaza toward Israeli communities near the Strip, according to Channel 12. Further details

 

Disturbances in several locations in east Jerusalem continued overnight, according to Police. Further details

 

Riots broke out in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiya on Thursday night, and spilled over to Friday and Saturday, after a Palestinian man was killed by Border Police. Further details

 

 The US administration has not learned the lesson of the failure of last week’s economic workshop in Bahrain, the PA said on Saturday. Further details

 

US President Donald Trump, during the conclusion of the G20 summit in Japan, said that if a peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians is not reached during his presidency, then it will never happen. Further details

 

The United Nations is holding an international conference on the status of Jerusalem on Thursday, on the sidelines of the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council meeting. Further details

 

"Loss of Israeli control over the Jordan Valley will lead to war,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday at a graduation ceremony at Hatzerim. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

Israeli security forces detained the Palestinian Authority’s minister for Jerusalem affairs, Fadi al-Hadami, following an early morning raid on his home in East Jerusalem, the official PA news site Wafa reported Sunday. Further details

 

Palestinian protesters clashed with police in East Jerusalem late Saturday and early Sunday amid simmering anger after officers killed a man who launched fireworks at them in the area on Thursday. Further details

 

Bahrain’s foreign minister defended his decision to grant rare interviews to Israeli media outlets last week and said doing so did not mean Manama supported normalizing ties with the Jewish state. Further details

 

Residents of southern Israel are preparing to appeal to the United Nations with charges that the Palestinian terror group Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip and seeks to destroy Israel, is violating their human rights. Further details

 

An arson balloon launched from the Gaza Strip ignited a fire Saturday near Kibbutz Nir Am in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council, marking a breach in an unofficial truce renewed on Friday between "Israel" and Hamas. Further details

 

The Palestinian Authority hit back at US President Donald Trump on Saturday, accusing him and his administration of pursuing a policy of “punishment and intimidation” surrounding the much-vaunted Bahrain conference this past week. Further details

 

The Palestinian Authority arrested a Palestinian businessman who attended the US-led economic conference in Bahrain this past week where the Trump administration unveiled the economic aspects of its proposed peace plan, a senior PA official said on Saturday. Further details

 

After announcing his return to politics, former prime minister Ehud Barak is pushing for an alliance of center-left factions that would also include the Blue and White party, according to Israeli television reports Friday. Further details

 

The US-organized economic workshop in Bahrain may have failed to deliver immediate, tangible results for the Trump administration’s long-awaited Middle East peace plan, but it opened the door for closer Israeli-Gulf ties, analysts said. Further details

 

Dozens of Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli security forces in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya on Friday, after police killed a man who launched fireworks at them in the area on Thursday. Further details

 

Incendiary balloons launched from Gaza sparked 14 fires in southern Israel on Friday, Fire and Rescue Services said, hours after Palestinian media outlets reported that Israel agreed to a number of economic concessions for the Strip in exchange for an end to arson attacks and other violence along the border. Further details

 

Iraq on Friday denounced an “attack” by protesters on the embassy of Bahrain that prompted Manama to recall its ambassador from Baghdad. Further details

 

Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz railed against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday over an agreement to end arson attacks from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, joining a chorus of opposition criticism over the premier’s policy toward the Palestinian enclave. Further details

 

The Iranian-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad “terror group” suggested Friday “it could attack “Israel” if a war breaks out between the United States and Iran”. Further details

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