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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (July 4, 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 international body of Muslim nations has condemned the opening of an Israeli tunnel that runs beneath the Arab neighborhood of Silwan in East Jerusalem. Further details


“Israel” Police officers were deployed in large numbers at anticipated flashpoints around the country on Wednesday afternoon, ahead of a fresh bout of protests by members of the Ethiopian community over the death of a teenager in Haifa who was shot dead by an off-duty cop on Sunday. Further details


Protests by the Ethiopian community over the killing of a teenager in Haifa by an off-duty policeman resumed Wednesday evening but dispersed quickly and were replaced by an improvised memorial service in the Kiryat Haim Park where Solomon Tekah was killed. Further details


Veteran lawmaker Amir Peretz was on Tuesday elected chairman of the Labor Party for the second time, and immediately vowed to expand ahead of the next elections in September. Further details


 The police will not tolerate violence and anarchy in the widspread protests by the Ethiopian community in Israel, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said Wednesday, warning that if protests resume, they would be met with resolve. Further details


Palestinian militants in Gaza fired rocket into the Mediterranean Sea early Wednesday morning, triggering rocket alert sirens in several Israeli communities bordering the Hamas-controlled enclave. Further details


The Jerusalem Post:

The Palestinian leadership’s reaction to the Bahrain economic workshop was “hysterical and erratic and not particularly constructive,” US senior adviser Jared Kushner said on Wednesday, in a post-Bahrain workshop conference call. Further details


Israel wants to restore calm to the South, but at the same time is preparing for a wide-scale military campaign inside the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday. Further details


The family of 19-year-old Solomon Tekah, who was killed by an off-duty police officer, called on protesters yesterday to refrain from violence after Tuesday’s demonstrations left more than 110 police officers wounded and 136 protesters arrested. Further details


Mossad head Yossi Cohen made a rare public appearance and revealed that he and his agency had been behind most of the recent progress “Israel” has had with its moderate Sunni Arab neighbors. Further details


A Hamas explosives expert entered “Israel” on a medical permit “in order to set up a bombmaking lab in the West Bank”. Further details


Israeli Air Force jets struck various weapon trucks headed to the Gaza Strip from Sinai between November and May, i24 news reported. “The shipments included Iranian missiles meant for Hamas and Islamic Jihad”. Further details


The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) foiled a series of attempts by the military wing of Hamas to “establish terror cells in the West Bank” and arrested an “explosives expert” who entered “Israel” with a humanitarian permit for medical treatment. Further details


Israel returned 20 fishing boats to the Gaza Strip “impounded by the IDF for breaking the naval blockade”, after a petition by several human rights organizations was accepted by the High Court of Justice. Further details


The Palestinian Authority has paid no less than NIS 234,172,000 (more than $65 million), or, on average, NIS 46,834,400 a month in salaries to terrorist prisoners (including released prisoners), according to a PA financial expenditures report for the first five months of 2019. Further details


A rocket alarm heard in the Gaza border communities area on Wednesday morning was eventually declared a false alarm by the IDF Spokesperson's Unit. Several rockets were reported to have been fired toward the sea, according to media reports. Further details


The Times of Israel:

It isn’t every day that a Hamas member turns his back on the terror organization, flies to Southeast Asia and decides to expose the corruption and inner workings of its operations in Turkey in an interview with an Israeli TV journalist. Further details


The “Israel” Defense Forces’ Military Intelligence Directorate is reportedly in crisis after a second senior commander stepped down in the aftermath of a raid by special forces in the Gaza Strip that went awry last year. Further details


An overwhelming majority of Palestinians support the Ramallah-based Palestinian leadership’s decision to boycott the US-led economic workshop in Bahrain last week and say statehood is more important than a vibrant economy, a poll published on Wednesday found. Further details


An overwhelming majority of Palestinians support the Ramallah-based Palestinian leadership’s decision to boycott the US-led economic workshop in Bahrain last week and say statehood is more important than a vibrant economy, a poll published on Wednesday found. Further details


Despite tensions and a total break in ties, US President Donald Trump remains “very fond” of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, senior White House official Jared Kushner said Wednesday. Further details


“Israel” recently arrested a Hamas agent accused of traveling to the West Bank and then Israel under the guise of needing medical treatment in order to set up an explosives lab, the Shin Bet security agency said Wednesday. Further details


The heads of two regional councils on the Gaza border wracked in recent months by regular arson and rocket attacks boycotted a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other top political and defense officials Wednesday, accusing the government of ignoring the security situation in the Israeli communities closest to the Palestinian enclave. Further details


The final of the Palestine Cup has been postponed after Israel denied Gaza-based players permits to travel, the Palestinian Football Association said on Wednesday. Further details


The nomination of Spain’s outspoken top diplomat Josep Borrell as EU foreign policy chief marks a return for the 72-year-old to the frontline of European politics after a first stint over a decade ago. Further details


Oman on Tuesday denied it was establishing ties with Israel, a day after the head of the Mossad intelligence service publicly touted the forging of diplomatic relations between Muscat and Jerusalem. Further details