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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (July 7, 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:

Five “IDF” soldiers were wounded Saturday when a Palestinian man crashed a car into the group, near the Hizma check point in East Jerusalem. The hitting driver was arrested overnight Saturday. Further details

 

The head of the Mossad intelligence service has turned his agency into the foreign affairs arm of the government, say sources in the Foreign Ministry. Further details

 

Senior defense officials tried to stifle criticism of the way “Israel” handled 2014 Gaza war, outgoing state comptroller Yosef Shapira says, highlighting what he calls a false claim that the issue of the Hamas attack tunnels had been extensively discussed by the cabinet. Further details

 

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

 

The Jerusalem Post:

“IDF” and Shin Bet forces arrested a suspect on Sunday morning in the reported ramming attack that occurred on Saturday night, according to an “IDF” spokesperson. Further details

 

Hundreds of Palestinian flags were hung by the roads connecting Israeli settlements in the West Bank on Sunday morning. Further details

 

Activist Linda Sarsour tweeted that Jesus was a Palestinian on Sunday, echoing rep. Ilhan Omar in April, who retweeted a New York Times op-ed by Eric V. Copage, which claimed that “Jesus, born in Bethlehem, was most likely a Palestinian man with dark skin.” Further details

 

Some 7,500 Palestinians violently demonstrated along the Gaza border on Friday. At least 41 protesters were injured by “IDF” troops, who used “riot dispersal” means including live fire. Palestinian media reported that 22 protesters were injured by live bullets and another 19 by rubber-coated rounds. Further details

 

The Egyptian security delegation delayed its visit to the Gaza Strip for the fourth consecutive time, despite being in Israel since Wednesday. Further details

 

Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday morning to hold a special Knesset meeting on the subject of a Palestinian takeover of Area C, an area controlled by the Israeli government and housing many Israeli settlements. Further details

 

Fatah officials are renewing statements that the United States is responsible for the Arab Spring, which started in 2010 as a widespread civil uprising against several totalitarian Arab regimes. 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

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called former prime minister Ehud Barak's new party a joke in a visit to the coffee shop on Sunday where his son used to work. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

A driver suspected of ramming his vehicle into a group of Israeli soldiers in the West Bank Saturday night was caught after a brief manhunt, the “IDF” said Sunday morning. Further details

 

A right-wing organization hung Palestinian flags along highways in the West Bank overnight Saturday in a self-styled “secret campaign,” prompting a flurry of complaints by Jewish residents to police. Further details

 

Three Palestinians were arrested early Sunday after crossing from the Gaza Strip into southern “Israel”, the military said. Further details

 

Ethiopian-Israeli community organizers on Saturday night announced they would restart demonstrations against racism and police violence, after widespread protests rocked the country last week in the wake of the police shooting of a 19-year-old. Further details

 

Five soldiers were injured in a suspected car-ramming attack Saturday evening near the West Bank town of Hizma northeast of Jerusalem. Further details

 

A bipartisan delegation of US House members visited Israel and the West Bank this week, meeting with Palestinian Authority officials about legislative efforts to restore American aid to the Palestinians that the Trump administration slashed. Further details

 

Nearly 7,000 Palestinians participated in weekly protests along the Gaza border Friday, the Israeli military said, the first demonstration since “Israel” reached new ceasefire understandings with Hamas. Further details

 

A former Iraqi representative to the Miss Universe beauty pageant on Tuesday condemned Arab states for their criticism of “Israel” and said hostility to the Jewish state was rooted in anti-Semitism. Further details

 

The Gaza-based Hamas “terror group” has launched an expansive effort to counter an Israeli television news interview with the son of one of the “terror” group’s founding fathers in which he accused the organization of “being corrupt, power-hungry, racist and bad for the Palestinians”, Channel 12 news reported Thursday, a day after it broadcast the interview. Further details

 

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas derided the US-led economic workshop in Bahrain on Wednesday evening, describing it as a “big lie” concocted by US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner to embarrass the Palestinians. Further details

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