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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (April 11, 2017)
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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:

Hamas claimed to have arrested a suspect involved in the assassination of its commander Mazen Fuqaha last month, adding that the investigation into the assassination has concluded and conclusions have been passed on to the leader of Hamas in Gaza. Further details

Anwar Makhlouf, head of the Palestinian Federation in Chile and a prominent BDS figure, was prevented from entering Israel. Further details

Stoning of buses driving near Ma'ale Adumim and other towns close to Arab settlements in the Jerusalem area has become a major problem over the last few years, endangering both drivers and passengers. Further details

Israel closed its Taba border crossing with Egypt following a warning by its anti-terrorism office of an imminent terrorist attack there, and called on all citizens to return home immediately. Further details

The Jerusalem Post:

On Monday Israel denied entry to BDS activist Anuar Majluf, the executive director of the Palestinian Federation of Chile. Further details

Israel on Monday decided to close its side of the Taba Border Crossing between Eilat and Egypt in light of concerns of terrorist attacks targeting tourists, including Israelis, in the volatile Sinai Peninsula. Further details

The Jordanian Foreign Ministry on Monday demanded that Iran's ambassador to Amman explain comments attributed to the Islamic Republic's Foreign Ministry after a spokesperson described a statement from King Abdullah II of Jordan as foolish and irresponsible. Further details

The Times of Israel:

The Islamic State affiliate in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula took responsibility for firing a rocket into southern Israel earlier on Monday. Further details

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz on Monday said a decision to shutter the main border crossing between Israel and Egypt, along with an urgent call for Israeli tourists to immediately return from vacations in Sinai. Further details

Hamas on Monday said its forces arrested a Palestinian for the assassination of one of its chief in the Gaza Strip last month. Further details

Despite a general, week-long closure of the West Bank and Gaza Strip that began at 12 a.m. on Monday, Israel will allow Christian Palestinians into Jerusalem for the Easter holiday next week. Further details

A “terrorism” inspired children’s board game based on “Snakes and Ladders” that glorifies the Hamas terror group is set to soon hit store shelves in the Gaza Strip. Further details

In joint exercise with US and Greek navies, Israeli navy trains to protect the gas fields and to counter all threats, from submarines to suicide boats. Further details

Israel National News:

The Hamas terrorist group said on Monday it had arrested a suspect in the killing of its senior “terrorist” Mazen Fuqaha. Further details

Soldier Elor Azariya, sentenced to 18 months in prison for shooting a wounded Palestinian “terrorist”, was released this morning for two days from the open imprisonment in which he is currently being held. Further details

One person was killed on Monday evening when an unmanned aircraft carried out an air strike south of the city of Rafah in the Sinai Peninsula. Further details