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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (November 7, 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:

UNRWA chief resigned due to corruption probe. The report paints a picture of a small number of mostly foreign senior leaders centralizing power and influence while disregarding UN checks and balances. Further details

 

“Israel” is pulling its punches when retaliating to attacks from Gaza in order to avoid a further escalation in violence, a senior “IDF” officer claims. Further details

 

A rare public anti-Hamas protest took place in Gaza following the death of a 28-year-old man who’d been thrown from the window of his own home by the “terror” group’s security services. Further details

 

The Ministry of Strategic Affairs announced on Wednesday that it will allocate NIS 2 million (roughly USD $273,000) to produce and promote viral videos across social media in an effort to fight against Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement; a Palestinian-led campaign promoting various forms of boycott against “Israel”. Further details

 

The state has presented the High Court with a request from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to postpone a hearing on a petition to evacuate a West Bank village built without permits. The petition was made by pro-settlement NGO Regavim. Further details

 

Two Jordanian civilians detained in Israel since August on suspicion of contact with a foreign agent were released Wednesday morning, bringing an end to a saga that has strained already tense ties between Jerusalem and Amman. Further details

 

Hamas announced that a potential cut in monetary aid transferred to the Gaza Strip from Qatar may lead to an escalation in violence with “Israel”, that could even turn into a military confrontation, Lebanese newspaper Al Akhbar reported on Tuesday. Further details

 

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh’s government has passed a law setting the minimum age for matrimony at 18 for both genders in an effort to reduce rates of early marriage. Further details

 

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of the local director of Human Rights Watch to block the government’s attempt to expel him for allegedly supporting an international boycott movement against “Israel”. Further details

 

Fifteen “IDF” troops have been posted to protect Kumi Ori Hill, an illegal outpost in the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar, in which only seven families reside. Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

Deputy Minister of Health Ya'acov Litzman said he would be willing to sit with Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman in the same government if given no choice, though he'll is suspicious of him. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu requested that Washington allow the transfer of 12 million dollars to Palestinian security forces, but US President Donald Trump denied the request, Channel 13 reported. Further details

 

The Palestinian Authority claimed that ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was a US "pawn" and the US created ISIS - a terror organization they say is only paralleled by “Israel”, according to Palestinian Media Watch. Further details

 

“Israel” called for UNRWA’s closure Wednesday, as its commissioner-general, Pierre Krähenbühl, resigned amid a UN probe into ethical misconduct allegations against him and other top officials in the organization tasked with providing humanitarian assistance to 5.5 million Palestinian refugees. Further details

 

Protestors disrupted a public appearance by Yair Netanyahu on Wednesday night in New York City as he claimed that he receives death threats on a daily basis and that he will not be entering politics. Further details

 

The political situation remained at a deadlock on Wednesday after Blue and White and Likud’s negotiating teams held another meeting. Further details

 

 As soon as they crossed the Allenby Bridge into Jordan, Labadi and Meri were received by family members, medical teams and representatives of the Jordanian Foreign Ministry. Further details

 

A coalition of liberal American Jewish groups is sending a letter to the leaders of Israel’s political parties asking them to oppose Israeli annexation of the West Bank — even if President Donald Trump gives it a green light. Further details

 

Eighty-four groups have called on University of Massachusetts (UMass) chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy to urge the university’s Faculty Senate to rule on whether faculty and departments should be permitted to use the university’s name and resources to promote an activist political agenda. Further details

 

The decision on Tuesday of three justices from the High Court of Justice to deport Human Rights Watch (HRW) official Omar Shakir may have the largest impact ever of any decision regarding human rights groups and boycotts. Further details

 

A senior Hamas delegation on Wednesday headed to Cairo for talks with Egyptian intelligence officials about Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s plan to hold new parliamentary and presidential elections. Further details

 

The two Jordanian citizens detained in "Israel" at the center of a diplomatic crisis between "Jerusalem" and Amman crossed the border at the Allenby crossing after being released from prison on Wednesday. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

Israeli security forces on Thursday made preparations for the demolition the home of a Palestinian man suspected of helping carry out a deadly “terror bombing” this summer in which a teenage Israeli girl was killed and her father and brother were injured, the military said. Further details

 

The United Nations expects that Qatar will continue to provide funds to support aid projects in the Gaza Strip in 2020, Jamie McGoldrick, the international body’s deputy special coordinator to the Middle East peace process, said on Wednesday. Further details

 

The head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees resigned on Wednesday evening, hours after it was announced that he was stepping aside indefinitely over alleged misconduct. Further details

 

A coalition of liberal American Jewish groups is sending a letter to the leaders of “Israel’s” political parties asking them to oppose Israeli annexation of the West Bank — even if US President Donald Trump gives it a green light. Further details

 

The Palestinian Authority could be heading toward its first parliamentary and presidential elections in 14 years, something that until recently was not seen even as a remote possibility, certainly not during Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s lifetime. Further details

 

More than a year after the US administration announced drastic funding cuts to programs benefiting Palestinians, the US Embassy in Jerusalem gave a handsome grant for a project bringing Jewish and Arab children living in the capital together to play soccer. Further details

 

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has issued a decision barring Palestinian teenagers from marrying before they turn 18 years old, unless they receive an exemption from a religious court and a top legal official. Further details

 

“Israel” called on the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees to release in full its findings of alleged mismanagement at the organization, following an announcement that its leader was taking an indefinite leave of absence. Further details

 

The United Arab Emirates intends to allow Israeli tourists to freely visit the country and is engaged in high-level talks with Israeli authorities to put the policy into practice, the Yedioth Ahronoth daily newspaper reported Wednesday. Further details

 

The head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees has stepped aside indefinitely as an internal probe into alleged mismanagement at the organization proceeds, the body said on Wednesday. Further details

 

Two Jordanian nationals held in “Israel” for a couple of months on suspicion of terror activity were returned to Jordan Wednesday, following an agreement between Jerusalem and Amman to end a diplomatic spat. Further details

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