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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (April 10, 2017)
Alray International Media Watch
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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.  


Israeli press:


Yedioth Ahronoth:

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri is calling on PM Benjamin Netanyahu to appoint a new minister to handle Palestinian affairs. Further details


The Be'er Sheva Magistrate's Court officially accepts former MK Basel Ghattas plea agreement paving the way to begin a two-year prison sentence for smuggling mobile phones to security prisoners in Ktzi'ot Prison. Further details


Worshippers throng to Jerusalem to celebrate Palm Sunday at Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the traditional site of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. Further details


Israeli security forces dismantled a monument in Hebron erected in memory of a “terrorist” who carried out an attack in the region, in addition to removing seven illegal lathes and arresting three suspected of terrorist activities. Further details


President Reuven Rivlin paid a condolence visit to the family of 20-year-old Sgt. Elchai Teharlev, who was killed in a car ramming terror attack last week at Ofra junction. Further details


The Jerusalem Post:

The IDF soldiers alongside members of the Israel Security Agency carried out an overnight large-scale operation in the West Bank, uncovering a weapons workshop, arresting Palestinians and dismantling a monument memorializing a terrorist. Further details


After receiving intelligence of plans to create disruptions and potential violence in Jerusalem’s Old City during Passover, police have banned some 10 Muslim and Jewish extremists from entering the area until the holiday is over. Further details


The cabinet budgeted NIS 10 million to mark 50 years since Israel gained control of Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights in Six Day War, with the central ceremony that will take place in September. Further details


The Beersheba Magistrate’s Court sentenced former MK Basel Ghattas to two years in prison and an NIS 120,000 fine for smuggling mobile phones to security prisoners in Ketziot Prison in the Negev. Further details


 The Times of Israel:

IDF soldiers took down a stone memorial site for a Palestinian teenager who was killed while stabbing an Israeli border guard in Hebron in 2015. Further details


Former Joint Arab List lawmaker Basel Ghattas will not be able to return to Kenesset for 7 years after the 2-year prison sentence he was given by the Beersheba Magistrate’s Court for smuggling contraband to Palestinian security prisoners in Israeli jails. Further details


Israel National News:

The IDF reported that a rocket was launched on Monday morning from the Sinai area towards the Eshkol Regional Council, causing damages in a greenhouse in a community in the Eshkol Regional Council’s south. Further details


Transportation and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) decided on Monday morning to close Taba Crossing and to prevent Israeli citizens from entering Sinai after ISIS threatened terror attacks on Israelis. Further details


Issa Qaraqe, head of the Palestinian Prisoners' Association, and Qadura Fares, chairman of the Palestinian Prisoners' Club called for broad popular activity and support for an upcoming hunger strike by “terrorists” being held in Israeli prisons. Further details



Israel admitted that it lost seven bodies of Palestinians who carried out terror attacks during the second Intifada. Further details


Masked Israeli settlers attacked a livestock belonging to a Palestinian shepherd in the northern Jordan Valley, killing a sheep and wounded a goat. Further details