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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (April 12-13, 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:

A newly published report on the site indicates that the chance of reaching a peace agreement is almost nonexistent because president Abbas knows, as he stressed that any initiative should be accepted as it is, with all its sections, referring primarily to the right of return, there is no chance that any government in Israel will agree to that. Nevertheless, he is reiterating the demand, which means: I’m not a partner for peace. Further details


Police and volunteers join the rescue effort as helicopters search from above and cavalrymen scour the Kinneret’s eastern banks after two Israeli men and a 17-year-old boy went missing in the Kinneret after winds swept them into the heart of the waters. Further details


As Israel celebrates the holiday of Passover, submarines operate in the depths of the sea providing the IDF with intelligence that will decide the next war. Further details


Hundreds of people participated in a solidarity march with the Mengistu family in their ongoing efforts to secure the release of their son Abera, who has been held in captivity by Hamas in the Gaza Strip for 948 days. Further details


Approximately 10 people were killed and 50 wounded in ongoing confrontation in the Ein El Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon between Palestinian factions and Islamists affiliated with the Salafi movement. Further details


The IDF and the Shin Bet arrested overnight Tuesday a Hamas legislator in the West Bank parliament, Ahmed Atun, who resides in the city of Al-Bireh, north of Jerusalem. Further details


The Jerusalem Post:

One man died of apparent dehydration while hiking near the Dead Sea on Wednesday and three others were still missing in the evening, after strong winds blew them into deep water in the Sea of Galilee. Further details


Racist graffiti scrawled in Hebrew was found spray-painted on an exterior concrete wall in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Baka. Further details


Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman slammed the United Nations on Wednesday for ignoring the Palestinian- on-Palestinian killings in Gaza and Lebanon, while regularly condemning “justified Israeli actions against terrorism.” Further details


Police had a simple message to the residents of the unrecognized Negev Beduin village of al-Arakib when they came to destroy it for the 111th time last Wednesday. Further details


The High Court of Justice this week issued a temporary injunction against 20 permanent buildings under construction in the West Bank outpost of Kerem Reim. It also froze any transactions with regard to the project, which involves 30 lots. Further details


A limited number of Palestinian business people have received permits to enter Israel in their Palestinian-plated vehicles. Further details


Israeli security forces arrested two Hamas leaders in the West Bank early Wednesday morning, the Shin Bet confirmed. Further details


Thousands of Palestinian prisoners, led by imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti, are set to begin a hunger strike in a number of Israeli prisons on Monday. Further details


Police continued a large search for three missing young men on Thursday after they were swept away by strong eastern winds at Lake Kinneret. Further details


The Times of Israel:

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman bashed United Nations envoy to the Middle East Nickolay Mladenov for not commenting on recent cases of Palestinians being killed in Lebanon and Gaza. Further details


IDF raided Palestinian car-rammers who killed a soldier, seizing alleged terror funds and stolen cars in the Palestinian town of Silwad. Further details


An international human rights group on Thursday urged the Egyptian government to admit to kidnapping four senior Hamas operatives who went missing from a Gaza-Egypt border crossing nearly two years ago. Further details


Israel arrested a Palestinian parliamentarian and a spokesman for Hamas “terror” group in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Further details


Palestinian family are using bovine manure to produce electricity for one of the West Bank’s largest dairy plants. Further details


Israel National News:

Two males aged 21 and 17 were swept away Wednesday on the Kinneret's Sea of Galilee Lebanon Beach as they were floating on sea mattresses. Further details



The Palestinian president is repeating the mistake of hoping that heightened economic pressure on Gaza will undermine Hamas’ standing and alter its positions. Further details