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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (August 1, 2019)
Alray International Media Watch
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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 Israeli officer was moderately wounded and two other soldiers had been lightly hurt after a Gaza militant breached the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip and opened fire at “IDF” troops in a pre-dawn attack on Thursday. Further details

 

A senior White House official denied Wednesday that President Donald Trump is planning a summit of Arab leaders at Camp David to unveil his self-styled "deal of the century" for Middle East peace. Further details

 

Facebook Inc on Wednesday defeated an appeal by American victims of Hamas attacks in “Israel”, who sought to hold the company liable for providing the group a social media platform to further its “terroristic” goals. Further details

 

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday condemned a planned U.S. summit of Arab leaders at Camp David to unveil President Donald Trump's so-called "deal of the century" for Middle East peace. Further details

 

Avigdor Liberman presented his list of Knesset candidates to a packed hall Tuesday repeating his demands from the new government when it is formed and mocking Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for remembering the immigrant communities from the Russian speaking countries just 60 days before the election. Further details

 

Jordan’s King Abdullah ll met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to arrive at a united position on the Trump Administration’s proposed plan to bring peace between “Israel” and the Palestinians. Further details

 

Senior White House advisor Jared Kushner is set to invite Arab Mideast leaders to a peace conference in the U.S. during his visit to the region, launched on Wednesday. Further details

 

The security cabinet on Tuesday unanimously approved Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to build 700 housing units for Palestinians living in the West Bank’s Area C, which is under full Israeli civil and security control. Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

An “IDF” officer and two soldiers were injured and a Hamas militant killed in an exchange of fire at the border with the Gaza Strip on early Thursday morning, the “IDF” confirmed. Further details

 

The next war with “terrorist” groups in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip will last shorter than Protective Edge and will see the Israeli army deal a massive blow to Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Further details

 

Yisrael Beiteinu Chairman Avigdor Liberman spoke in an interview with Maariv, and said that he thinks there is a "deal" between the chairman of Labor-Gesher, Amir Peretz, and the Prime Minister. He also stated that after the elections he will aim for the defense portfolio. Further details

 

An Israeli NGO has asked a Jerusalem Court to bar US Representative Ilhan Omar from visiting “Israel”. Further details

 

“Israel” barred entrance to a member of Spain’s ruling party who is of Palestinian descent, labeling him a security threat. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Wednesday evening with senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, who is on a tour of five Middle East countries before Washington decides on the next step following June’s economic workshop in Bahrain. Further details

 

No summit with Arab leaders is currently being planned by Washington, a senior White House official said on Wednesday in reaction to a report that US President Donald Trump was planning just such a summit at Camp David sometime before the September 17 election. Further details

 

The leaders of the Democratic Union took a collective vow on Wednesday not to join a government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or any right-wing government whatsoever. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged on Wednesday to secure US support to place West Bank settlements within Israel’s sovereign borders in any US-led peace deal with the Palestinians. Further details

 

Minister of Culture Miri Regev scorned Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked on her Facebook page for creating a unity party with only Bayit Yehudi, while leaving the other small right-wing parties out. Further details

 

A Palestinian father who was called in for questioning by “Israel” Police brought his 4-year-old son with him and claimed that his son was the one summoned for questioning in order to create a media storm, according to “Israel” Police Foreign Press spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. Further details

 

The Hamas “terrorist group” replaced top officials in the mechanism it uses to run the Gaza Strip, Channel 7 reported on Wednesday citing the Lebanese newspaper Al Akhbar. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh on Wednesday scoffed at the Israeli security cabinet’s approval of 700 Palestinian building units in the West Bank’s Area C, alongside the authorization of 6,000 settlement homes. Further details

 

Two months out of his post as Defense Ministry adviser on settlement affairs, Kobi Eliraz is sounding an alarm over what he claims is Israel’s failure to exercise its authority in the strategic parts of the West Bank that it controls. Further details

 

Three Israeli soldiers were injured by Palestinian gunfire near the Gaza border early Thursday, sparking the heaviest cross-border fighting in weeks. Further details

 

The Senate has confirmed Kelly Craft to become the next US. envoy to the United Nations despite Democratic concerns about her inexperience and potential conflicts of interest. Further details

 

It has been five years since Lt. Hadar Goldin was killed by Hamas “terrorists” and his body was dragged through a “terror tunnel” back into Gaza. Further details

 

A heckler who interrupted a speech by US President Donald Trump during Tuesday’s commemoration of 400 years of American democracy is a new Palestinian American lawmaker from Virginia with a history of anti-Israel rhetoric. Further details

 

A White House official on Wednesday evening denied a report by an Israeli newspaper that the United States was planning a conference with Arab leaders at Camp David, during which US President Donald Trump would be rolling out his plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Further details

 

Israeli intelligence officials believe Hamas and Iran have come to an agreement for the Gaza-based “terror group” to open a war front against “Israel” from the southern coastal Strip in the event of conflict breaking out with Iran’s allies on the Jewish state’s northern border, according to a report Wednesday. Further details

 

US President Donald Trump’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner met with Jordan’s King Abdullah II in Amman on Wednesday for talks on a controversial US plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace, with the king calling for an independent Palestinian state. Further details

 

The Netherlands suspended its contribution Wednesday to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees pending the outcome of a probe into alleged mismanagement and abuses of authority by the agency’s top management. Further details

 

US peace envoy Jason Greenblatt and Brian Hook, the US special representative for Iran, have penned an opinion piece in which they criticize Iran for supporting Palestinian “terror groups”, saying the regime has exploited the conflict with “Israel” to advance its own regional schemes. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Wednesday that no West Bank settlement homes would be demolished on his watch, after plans he advanced to grant permits for new Palestinian construction raised hackles among settler leaders. Further details

 

Police opened an investigation into a suspected hate crime Wednesday after vehicles were vandalized in a northern Arab Israeli town, in the second such attack on an Arab Israeli community in days. Further details

 

The United States is reportedly planning a conference with Arab leaders at Camp David, during which US President Donald Trump will roll out his plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Further details

 

A member of Spain’s ruling political party who is descended from Palestinian refugees was barred from entering “Israel” earlier this week because he was deemed a threat to national security. Further details

 

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday appealed to the international community to defund the UN agency for Palestinian refugees and their descendants after an ethics report revealed alleged mismanagement and abuse of authority at the agency’s highest levels. Further details

 

US Ambassador to “Israel” David Friedman on Tuesday said the Trump administration’s peace plan seeks “Palestinian autonomy” and self-governance, but stopped short of endorsing the establishment of a Palestinian state. Further details

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