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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (October 17, 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:

“Israel” Police has unveiled new policies to combat the massive increase in violent crime in the Arab communities. Further details


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday asked members of his right-wing/religious parliamentary bloc to sign a commitment not to join a narrow coalition led by Blue and White leader Benny Gantz that would rely on the support of the Arab parties. Further details


Several families of Palestinian detainees imprisoned by Saudi Arabia are holding a rare protest in Gaza and are calling on Riyadh to free them. Further details


i24NEWS English:

US Ambassador to “Israel” David Friedman revealed on Wednesday that the highly anticipated Trump peace plan will not call for the evacuation of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, marking a striking policy departure from previous American administrations. Further details


Following a meeting with Turkish President Recep Erdogan, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Israel to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the dramatic developments in the region since US President Donald Trump pulled troops from northeastern Syria. Further details


A spokesperson for Jordan's Foreign Minister denied on Wednesday Israeli reports claiming Amman has agreed to a one-year land-lease extension concerning territory running along their shared border. Further details


Israeli parliament member David Bitan of the Likud party on Tuesday pressured Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to return the mandate to form a government coalition to President Reuven Rivlin. Further details


The Likud-led religious right-wing bloc in Israel's Knesset (parliament) has signed a pledge not to join a minority government led by Netanyahu's arch-nemesis, Blue and White leader Benny Gantz. Further details


The Jerusalem Post:

Israeli Border Police arrested a Palestinian for attempting to carry out a ramming attack against undercover border police on Wednesday night. Further details


Tens of thousands of people are expected to take part in the Jerusalem March on Thursday, including Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion and delegations from about 50 countries. Further details


Violent clashes broke out on Highway 1 in Jerusalem between Haredi youth and Israeli police after one person was arrested without cause on Wednesday night, according to Walla! news. Further details


Christian Arabs gathered together on Tuesday evening in Jerusalem to pray at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for peace for the Kurds. Further details


Central Elections Committee chairman Hanan Melcer asked Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit to open a criminal investigation into 31 cases of voter fraud in last month’s election. Further details


Jerusalem District Electricity Company (JDECO) chairman of the board and CEO Hisham Omari said that the company had received the first warning of the second step of electricity cuts to Palestinians in the West Bank due to unpaid debts and theft, according to the Palestinian WAFA news. Further details


Fifty-two of the MKs in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Right-religious bloc signed a pledge on Wednesday to not join a minority government formed by Blue and White leader Benny Gantz. Further details


Palestinian olive pickers in the West Bank village of Burin, near Nablus, were attacked allegedly by Jewish extremists, the left-wing group Rabbis for Human Rights reported on Wednesday. Members of the group who were with the farmers were also attacked. Further details


The peace treaty between Jordan and “Israel” is “under threat” due to Israeli “violations” against Jerusalem, according to the speaker of the Jordanian House of Representatives and president of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union, Atef Tarawneh, as quoted by Jordan’s government news agency. Further details


The Times of Israel:

A driver from East Jerusalem attempted to carry out a car-ramming attack against Israeli troops operating near Ramallah in the early hours of Wednesday morning before he was shot and seriously injured, Border Police said in a statement. Further details


The US administration’s much-anticipated peace plan will not call for the uprooting of even a single settler, US Ambassador to “Israel” David Friedman said Wednesday, drawing sharp criticism from Ramallah. Further details


An 80-year-old Israeli activist said he “feared for his life” on Wednesday when a group of masked settler youth armed with crowbars charged at him and a group of largely foreign volunteers assisting Palestinian farmers with the annual olive harvest in the northern West Bank. Further details


Blue and White leader Benny Gantz and “IDF” Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi met on Wednesday to discuss “security challenges and regional developments.” Further details


The leaders of the four religious parties on Wednesday signed onto a pledge put forward by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which they vowed not to join a minority coalition backed by the Joint List alliance of majority-Arab parties. Further details


Jordan called on “Israel” to release a Jordanian woman detained for over a month without trial on security charges. Further details


Jordan on Wednesday denied Israeli officials’ claim that it was willing to extend for another season “Israel’s” access to border lands that Amman wants back, as leases for the areas are on the verge of expiring. Further details


Central Elections Committee chairman Hanan Melcer on Wednesday urged the attorney general and police chief to weigh opening investigations into voter fraud at 30 polling stations during last month’s election. Further details


Several families of Palestinian detainees imprisoned by Saudi Arabia held a rare protest in Gaza on Wednesday, calling on the kingdom to free them. Further details


A man in the northern city of Umm al-Fahm was shot dead Tuesday, bringing the murder toll in Israel’s Arab community to 75 since the beginning of this year. Further details