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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:

The last two barriers putting off Islamic Jihad’s planned revenge for the recent detonation of a terrorist tunnel and the killing of 12 Palestinian “terrorists” have been removed in the past 48 hours. Further details


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced a lengthy barrage of attacks from the Left and Center during a special Knesset session on Monday, and when it was over, he went up to answer them. Further details


Israeli army set up Iron Dome in center of country as part of higher alertness, as increased security measures come on the heels of “terror” group Islamic Jihad's threat to 'punish' Israel for blasting one of its “terror” tunnels and killing several of its militants. Further details


Jason Greenblatt, US President Donald Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations, said Monday that despite spending “a lot of time listening to and engaging with the Israelis, Palestinians and key regional leaders over the past few months,” the administration is not yet prepared to table a new proposal to jump-start the Israel-Palestinian peace process, or even to bring Israel-Palestinian leaders together. Further details


Interior Minister Aryeh Deri announced on Monday that he would adopt the recommendation of Minister for strategic affairs and public security Gilad Erdan, thereby refusing to allow a delegation of European parliamentarians and French mayors to visit Israel and the Palestinian Authority, due to their promotion of anti-Israeli BDS movement and intent to visit convicted Palestinian “terrorist” Marwan Barghouti. Further details


IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot approved Monday a list of fresh nominations that would see the promotion of numerous military officials, among them Lt. Col. David Shapira, who asserted during the trial of Elor Azaria—who was convicted for shooting and killing a neutralized “terrorist”—that the defendant had not told the truth when questioned about the incident. Further details


Palestinian brothers Nasser Badawi, 24, and Akram Badawi , 34 from the city of Hebron were sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted, by their own admission, of a dozen shooting attacks in the area of Hebron. Further details


The Palestinian Islamic Jihad “terror” group said Sunday that comments recently made by a senior IDF official promising to target its leadership in the event of any “revenge attacks” launched against Israel are tantamount to “a declaration of war.” Further details


The Jerusalem Post:

Islamic Jihad provocations against Israel threaten Gaza's civilian population and are dangerous, said the US after the IDF moved its Iron Dome batteries to the center of the country out of concern for the potential of an attack from Gaza. Further details


The Iron Dome air defense system has been deployed in the center of the country, the IDF confirmed on Monday night, in the aftermath of a public war of words between Israel and Islamic Jihad in Gaza. Further details


US President Donald Trump’s point men on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have diligently listened to its key players for 10 months, studying the region’s storied past, working to earn the trust of both sides and leveraging the serendipitous alignment of interests that has recently formed between the Jewish state and its Arab neighbors. Further details


Palestinians fear that the IDF has a new legal tool that would make it easier for Israel to demolish illegal structures in Area C of the West Bank, attorney Tawfiq Jabareen said on Sunday. Further details


The IDF arrested an Islamic Jihad leader in the West Bank named as Tariq Qa’ada nearly Monday morning, an IDF spokesperson said in a statement. Further details


Israel has refused to grant visitor visas to seven French politicians who in the past have supported the BDS movement. Further details


Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al-Saud, affirmed their support for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s position that the West Bank and Gaza Strip be ruled by “one authority, one law and one weapon,” Abbas confidante Ahmad Majdalani said on Monday. Further details


The Times of Israel:

Washington’s Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt warned Monday that the Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s threat of attack against Israel was “very dangerous” and harmful to the people of the Gaza Strip. Further details


Washington is demanding Palestinians with American citizenship be allowed to fly out of Israel’s Ben Gurion airport, as a precondition for being admitted into the US visa waiver program, Hadashot news (formerly Channel 2) reported Monday. Further details


A number of Iron Dome missile defense batteries were deployed in central Israel on Monday, the military said, amid heightened tensions with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad since the army demolished the “terrorist” group’s border-crossing attack tunnel last month. Further details


Hailing Israel’s diplomatic “renaissance” and improved global standing, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday revealed that he spoke to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi over the weekend and that he was invited to visit Tokyo earlier in the day. Further details


A senior Palestinian official on Monday denied a report that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has been told by Saudi Arabia to either accept an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal being put together by the Trump administration or resign from office. Further details


 The Supreme Court on Monday accepted an appeal by state prosecutors to increase the sentences of two Arab Israeli men who tried to join the Islamic State group. Further details


Israel announced on Monday it will not allow a group of European officials to visit Israel due to their efforts to promote boycotts of the Jewish state. Further details


UNESCO’s new chief on Monday brushed aside the United States decision to walk out of the UN cultural body, saying the organization had survived long periods without Washington before. Further details


Israeli forces arrested a top commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group in the West Bank early Monday morning, a day after Jerusalem warned the group amid rising tensions over Gaza. Further details


Israel National News:

Fearing an Israeli surprise attack, Islamic Jihad has raised its “alert state” to its highest level, Yediot Aharonot reported, citing the Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat. Further details


Jason Greenblatt, U.S. President Donald Trump's special representative for international negotiations, reacted on Monday evening to the Islamic Jihad terrorist group's threats against Israel in the wake of the IDF destroying a terrorist tunnel which led from Gaza into Israeli territory. Further details


The Palestinian Authority (PA) official in charge of energy, Zafar Mulham, revealed in an interview with the Hamas-affiliated Palestine newspaper that talks had recently been held with Israel in an effort to improve the supply of electricity in Gaza. Further details


Sami Abu Zuhri, a senior Hamas official in Gaza, confirmed on Saturday that Hamas has close ties with both Turkey and Iran. Further details


A large group of Israel supporters from abroad recently came to visit the Jewish state and meet the next generation of pioneers settling Judea and Samaria. Further details


An IDF soldier who serves in the Golani Brigade was sentenced to 20 days in military prison after kicking an Arab during violent riots in Hevron, Channel 20 reported on Monday. Further details


Jerusalem City Council member Aryeh King does not believe reports that the Jerusalem municipality will demolish buildings built illegally in the village of Aqab in the north of the city. Further details


Israel's army said Monday it had arrested a senior Islamic Jihad member as tensions with the group rose after the army blew up one of its tunnels from Gaza, killing several “terrorists”. Further details


Iron Dome batteries were deployed in several locations in the center of the country, as part of preparations for the possible response of “terrorist” organizations to the IDF's destruction of a “terror” tunnel leading from Gaza into Israel last month. Further details


The Supreme Court issued an interim injunction forbidding continuation of work in the Arab outpost near the village of Beit Iksa between Mevasseret Zion and Ramot in Jerusalem. Further details


Press TV:

Israel has refused to grant an entry visa to a group of French politicians, who intended to visit jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghout, over their support for a global pro-Palestine campaign against the regime’s occupation and land grab policies. Further details


Israel has deployed missile systems to the center of occupied territories for fear of a possible retaliatory attack, two weeks after the regime’s warplanes bombed Gaza and killed a dozen members of Palestinian resistance movements there. Further details


US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said President Donald Trump will keep his promise to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds, indicating that Washington recognizes the city as the capital of Israel. Further details


Israel's army has arrested a senior leader of the Islamic Jihad resistance movement after its demolition of a tunnel in the besieged Gaza Strip last month. Further details


A high-ranking Israeli military commander has warned Palestinian resistance fighters against carrying out an attack in revenge for Israel’s destruction of a tunnel stretching from the besieged Gaza Strip into the heart of occupied territories last month. Further details