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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (September 3, 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:

Local leaders in northern “Israel” met Monday near the site of a Hezbollah missile strike on an “IDF” base a day before, demanding the government implement a stalled program to bolster fortifications for communities close to the border with Lebanon. Further details

 

Hundreds of Palestinian women held a demonstration in the West Bank on Monday to demand an investigation into the death of a 21-year-old woman who many suspect was the victim of a so-called honor killing. Further details

 

A senior Israeli security source says that the defense establishment system has shifted its strategic focus to averting the threat of precise missiles that Iran is trying to introduce into Syria and Lebanon. Further details

 

A judo world champion from Iran is afraid to return home after disobeying orders from the government to withdraw from the world championships in Tokyo to avoid a potential bout against an Israeli opponent. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came under fire Sunday for his attacks on an Israeli television channel that aired a controversial HBO show about the events of summer 2014, when three Israeli teens were kidnapped and murdered by members of the Hamas “terror group” and three settlers kidnapped, tortured and murdered a Palestinian teen in retaliation. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu intends to annex Israeli settlements in the West Bank, he said on Sunday, reiterating an election promise made five months ago but again giving no timeframe. Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

A new video from a northern kibbutz's security cameras shows an anti-tank missile fired by Hezbollah narrowly missing an “IDF” vehicle on a road near the Galilee town of Avivim on Sunday, refuting claims by Hezbollah that the attack succeeded in hitting its target, according to Mako news. Further details

 

A prominent Palestinian diplomat in the UK assured on Friday that the Palestinian leaders and institutions do not discriminate against the LGBTQ community, despite a group being banned from carrying out activities in the West Bank. Further details

 

Prominent Palestinian religious leader denounced "Jewish attacks" against Palestinian religious symbols in Jerusalem and referred to the Jewish presence in the land of “Israel” as a "colonialist cancer," NGO Palestinian Media Watch said on Monday. Further details

 

Activists worldwide are calling for retribution for Israa Ghrayeb, a 21-year-old Palestinian woman from Bethlehem, who was murdered last Thursday in an alleged honor killing committed by her brother, according multiple Arab news outlets. Further details

 

The International Criminal Court’s top appeals chamber on Monday ordered the ICC prosecutor to reconsider her decision to close the probe into war crimes allegations relating to the 2010 Mavi Marmara flotilla incident. Further details

 

Otzma Yehudit will not drop out of the election even if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promises to lower the electoral threshold, party leader Itamar Ben-Gvir said Tuesday. Further details

 

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz promised on Monday that if he becomes prime minister and decides to withdraw from any territory, he would bring it to the public in a national referendum. Further details

 

Benjamin Netanyahu screamed at his then-communications minister Ayoub Kara and tried to intervene in his ministry in ways the prime minister had been told were not permitted by law, tapes broadcast by Channel 13 indicated on Monday. Further details

 

“Israel” this week restored full fuel shipments to Gaza after it had reduced the amount by half last week in response to Palestinian rocket fire, sources told The Jerusalem Post. Further details

 

The Israeli border police seized “15 illegal weapons” and a sniper's weapon in a suspect's house in “Judea and Samaria”, the police stated. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly seeking to persuade the far-right Otzma Yehudit party to withdraw from the election race by promising its leaders that the next Knesset will lower the electoral threshold to improve its future political prospects. Further details

 

Senior Yamina party member Naftali Bennett said Monday that recent tensions on Israel’s northern border contributed to his party’s flip-flop over granting immunity from prosecution to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is facing charges in three corruption cases. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump are considering a grand presidential gesture on the US’s commitment to Israeli security in the coming days, including a possible statement on the two allies’ intent to enter into a defense pact, according to a report Monday. Further details

 

Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz said Monday that he will not support a unilateral Israeli withdrawal from Jewish settlements in the West Bank, vowing “there will be no second disengagement” and saying that any diplomatic agreement with the Palestinians will be put to the people for a referendum. Further details

 

Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz said Monday that he will not support a unilateral Israeli withdrawal from Jewish settlements in the West Bank, vowing “there will be no second disengagement” and saying that any diplomatic agreement with the Palestinians will be put to the people for a referendum. Further details

 

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri has claimed officials in Likud and other parties attempted to persuade him take steps to topple Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and prevent him from calling a new election earlier this year. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday vowed to extend “Jewish sovereignty” to all settlements in the West Bank — a move tantamount to annexation — seeking to shore up right-wing support some two weeks ahead of the September 17 Knesset elections. Further details

 

Hundreds of Palestinian women held a demonstration in the West Bank on Monday to demand an investigation into the death of a 21-year-old woman who many suspect was the victim of a so-called honor killing. Further details

 

Appeals judges on Monday ordered the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor to reconsider again her refusal to open a formal investigation into the 2010 storming by Israeli forces of a blockade-busting flotilla heading to the Gaza strip. Further details

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