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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (August 8, 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:

A 19-year-old soldier was stabbed to death and his body found near Kibbutz Migdal Oz in the West Bank in the early hours of Thursday, the “IDF” said. Further details

 

Israelis on Wednesday might have found themselves lost as the names of several Tel Aviv’s main streets had been changed to the names of Hamas terrorists and places where terror attacks perpetrated by Palestinians took place. Further details

 

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit is likely to limit the authority and powers of Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman (United Torah Judaism) in light of the Israel Police recommendation to prosecute him in two separate criminal investigations. Further details

 

The West Bank's Civil Administration High Planning Subcommittee authorized the promotion of 2,304 homes in settlements and outposts, of which 838 received a final approval for construction. Further details

 

An explosive device prepared for use was found by the Shin Bet, “IDF” and police forces in Hebron inside a makeshift lab where it was made. Further details

 

Israel Police said Tuesday that it has sufficient evidence to recomend charges against Deputy Minister of Health Yaakov Litzman for fraud, breach of trust and witness tampering in multiple cases, including the extradition of former Melbourne school principal Malka Leifer, who is accused of child sex abuse.Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

Dvir Yehudah Sorek, 19, who was murdered in a “terror” incident on Wednesday night was “the cornerstone” of the Machanaim Yeshiva where he studied and a much loved member of the institution. Further details

 

“IDF” troops are canvassing the West Bank after the body of Yeshiva student Dvir Sorek was found with multiple stab wounds on Thursday morning between the Efrat junction and the settlement of Migdal Oz where he studied. Further details

 

Right-wing politicians and settler leader called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex the West Bank settlements in response to Thursday morning's “terror attack”, in which 19-year-old Dvir Sorek was stabbed to death. Further details

 

Prime Minister and “Defense” Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to capture the “terrorists” who stabbed Dvir Sorek, 19, to death. His body was found early Thursday morning in an area between the Efrat and Migdal Oz settlements. Further details

 

An eastern Jerusalem resident is suing the Israeli police for planting a gun in his home while filming an episode of a reality television show. Further details

 

The London-based Saudi daily Asharq Al-Awsat reported that the "extremist Jewish 'Union of Temple Organizations'" called for Jews to storm the Aqsa Mosque on the occasion of Tisha Be'Av, which runs into the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha this year. Further details

 

“Israel” police arrested a sanitation worker and a member of the Waqf guards on the “Temple Mount” on Wednesday, according to the Palestinian Quds news agency. Further details

 

“We need more Irish in Ramallah,” Likud MK Uzi Dayan told Labor-Gesher candidate Hilik Bar sharply on Wednesday, after the latter referenced the Good Friday Agreement of the Irish peace process as a model for conflict resolution. Further details

 

The Geneva Initiative's monthly Two-State Index has dropped 0.9%, the Geneva Initiative reported Wednesday morning, following Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s calls to end the PA’s security coordination with the "IDF' due to the demolitions in the Wadi Hummus neighborhood of Sur Bahir in the West Bank. Further details

 

The United Nations and the United Kingdom warned that “Israel” was promoting annexation after the Higher Planning Council for Judea and Samaria advanced plans for 2,304 new settler homes on Monday and Tuesday. Further details

 

The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) thwarted a major Hamas “terrorist attack” in Jerusalem after an explosive charge ready for use and a laboratory were uncovered in Hebron. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

The body of a yeshiva student who had been stabbed to death was discovered outside a settlement in the Gush Etzion area of the West Bank in the predawn hours of Thursday morning, prompting a massive manhunt for the killer. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday vowed to bring to justice the killer of an off-duty Israel Defense Forces soldier in the West Bank, as lawmakers pushed for a harsh response to the attack and some blamed the government’s “lax” approach to terror. Further details

 

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told a delegation of Democratic members of the US Congress that he will not accept American “dictates,” the official PA news site Wafa reported. Further details

 

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit is reportedly set to indict Welfare Minister Haim Katz of the Likud party in the coming days on charges of fraud and breach of trust. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday expressed his opposition to a unity government with the centrist Blue and White party, rejecting a push for such a coalition by Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman. Further details

 

Yisrael Beytenu’s computers have been hacked and member data was stolen, the right-wing party said in a police complaint filed Wednesday. Further details

 

Yisrael Beytenu party leader Avigdor Liberman on Wednesday reiterated that he would not accept any changes to a controversial draft law regulating ultra-Orthodox enlistment to the Israel Defense Forces after the September 17 elections — a key demand that led to the collapse of coalition negotiations in late May. Further details

 

The brother of a Palestinian terrorist who murdered two Israelis at the Barkan Industrial Park in the northern West Bank in October was sentenced to one year in prison on Wednesday for failing to prevent the brutal attack. Further details

 

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday welcomed to Ramallah a delegation of Omani Foreign Ministry officials, who were in the West Bank to follow up on the procedures required to open a diplomatic mission to the Palestinians, the official PA news agency Wafa reported. Further details

 

Blue and White No. 2 Yair Lapid on Wednesday denied reports of a rift within the the centrist union, after some fellow party members in recent days chided him for a campaign video that was derided as anti-Semitic. Further details

 

“Israel” faced harsh international criticism Wednesday after it advanced plans for the construction of thousands of housing units in the West Bank a day earlier, with representatives of the United Nations and Britain joining the European Union in calling on Jerusalem to curb its activities in the disputed territories. Further details

 

The European Union expressed disapproval on Tuesday after the Defense Ministry advanced plans for over 2,300 settlement homes, most of them deep in the West Bank. Further details

 

The “Defense” Ministry body responsible for authorizing settlement construction has advanced plans for over 2,300 West Bank homes. Further details

 

In a fiery press conference held near the Gaza border, the leaders of the Blue and White party on Tuesday warned that the centrist party led by three ex-generals could invade Gaza with the aim of toppling the Hamas terror group if takes power after elections. Further details

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