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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (August 27, 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:

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said he spoke on Monday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and reiterated American support for its Middle East ally. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayahu's main political rival, Blue and White leader Benny Gantz, was invited to a security briefing following recent events on five different fronts - Gaza, Syria, Lebanon, the West Bank and Iraq. Further details

 

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun on Monday said his country had a right to defend itself after alleged Israeli drone strikes that were like a "declaration of war." Further details

 

Israeli military on Monday blamed the Iran-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad for rocket fire on southern “Israel” during a mass event, unusually omitting the mention of Gaza’s rulers, Hamas, from the official statement. Further details

 

The “terrorists” responsible for the bombing that killed 17-year-old Rina Shnerb have been caught by Israeli security forces, Yisrael Beytenu Chairman Avigdor Liberman said Monday in a tweet he deleted shortly after. Further details

 

Israeli military said Monday they’ve struck two Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip, including an office belonging to a high-profile commander in the “terror” group’s military wing, in response to rockets being fired at southern “Israel” during a mass event. Further details

 

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah on Sunday condemned an alleged Israeli drone attack in the predominantly Shiite Dahieh suburb of Beirut, warning that “Israel” "did a very, very dangerous thing." Further details

 

A university in Brazil was forced to cancel a lecture by a pro-Israeli advocacy organization StandWithUs after being bombarded by threats from pro-Palestinian groups. Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

In the night between Monday and Tuesday Hezbollah issued an unusual statement with further details on the incident that involved alleged Israeli drones directed against targets of the Lebanese organization. Further details

 

Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun called the alleged Israeli drone attacks on the capital of Beirut and in the Qusaya a “declaration of war” on Monday. Further details

 

The international community needs to act immediately to halt Iranian attacks on Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday, after convening a security cabinet meeting that dealt with mounting tension with Iran, Lebanon and Syria. Further details

 

“IDF” forces raided a “weapon manufacturing factory” on Monday night and confiscated a lathe in Beit Likiya in West Bank. Further details

 

US President Donald Trump hinted on Monday that parts of his long-awaited Mideast peace plan may be released before the September 17 election, leading to some speculation that this may include elements of the plan that may help Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the polls. Further details

 

 Foreign Minister Israel Katz has directed the ministry to formulate a package of measures to “stop Turkey’s incitement and subversion in East Jerusalem.” Further details

 

In a blow to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud Party, the head of the Central Elections Committee, Supreme Court Judge Hanan Melcer, decided Monday to forbid the Likud and other parties from operating cameras at polling stations. Further details

 

Survey: 78% of the Israeli Arabic community support the Joint List entering the coalition. Further details

 

The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) has denied reports that security forces arrested the terror cell believed to be behind the killing of Rina Shnerb on Friday near the West Bank settlement of Dolev, despite comments pouring in by politicians. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to more than double the size of the West Bank settlement of Dolev, following Friday’s attack at a nearby spring that claimed the life of 17-year-old Rina Shnerb, and wounded her father, Eitan, and 19-year-old brother Dvir. Further details

 

Police announced that they arrested a suspect Monday who allegedly posted a threatening post against the police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Nassim Abu Rumi on August 15 in the Old City of Jerusalem. Further details

 

The “IDF” took retaliatory aim at Gaza’s electricity supply Monday as it ordered diesel fuel shipments to be cut in-half “until further notice,” in response to three Palestinian rockets attacks against southern “Israel” on Sunday night. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

Soldiers in northern “Israel” have been put on high alert this week over fears of a reprisal attack from Hezbollah or another Iranian proxy following Israeli airstrikes against Iran-linked targets and threats against Israel from officials in neighboring countries. Further details

 

Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun said Monday that airstrikes in his country attributed to Israel were a “declaration of war.” Further details

 

Amid reports of a wave of Israeli strikes against Iranian targets and Iran-backed militias in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday urged the international community to take action against the regional threat posed by Tehran and its proxies. Further details

 

The United Nations called Monday for “maximum restraint” by all parties, after a reported drone attack in a Hezbollah stronghold south of Beirut that was blamed on Israel. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday spoke to US Vice President Mike Pence, who said that the US backs Israel’s right to self-defense, as tensions skyrocketed in the Middle East following reports of Israeli strikes against Iranian and Iran-linked targets in multiple countries, and reported concern among Israeli officials over US President Donald Trump’s declared readiness to meet his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani. Further details

 

Two residents of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya were arrested early Tuesday after allegedly attempting to “carry out a pipe bomb attack” against Border Police officers. Further details

 

A member of the Blue and White party defended himself against attack Sunday by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party for describing the right-wing Likud as “black” and the rival Benny Gantz-led centrist party as “white.” Further details

 

Joint  List party head MK Ayman Odeh on Sunday predicted that he would become the first Arab leader of the opposition if Blue and White Party leader MK Benny Gantz joins a unity government after the coming elections. Further details

 

US President Donald Trump said Monday that his administration might release its Middle East peace plan before “Israel’s” elections in September, reversing earlier statements that it would wait until after the election re-do to unveil the long-delayed proposal. Further details

 

The US State Department has removed the “Palestinian Territories” from its website’s list of countries and areas in the Middle East, sparking an uproar among Palestinian officials. Further details

 

Israeli security forces demolished a family’s home and restaurant near Bethlehem on Monday, ending a nearly 15 year-long legal battle against the Palestinian locals led by a subsidiary organization of KKL-JNF Jewish National Fund. Further details

 

Israeli security forces on Monday found and disarmed a small improvised “explosive device” that had been planted along a northern West Bank highway, the army said. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he has directed the Defense Ministry body responsible for authorizing West Bank construction to advance a plan for a new neighborhood in the Dolev settlement, near where a “terror attack” last week killed 17-year-old Rina Shnerb. Further details

 

Two top politicians on Monday said security forces had apprehended the terrorists behind Friday’s deadly bombing attack in the central West Bank, prompting an unusual statement from the Shin Bet security service denying the claim. Further details

 

As tensions rise between Israel and the Gaza Strip amid a flurry of rocket attacks and mutual threats, Egyptian officials invited Hamas leaders to Cairo for talks aimed at restoring calm. Further details

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