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

Ismail Haniyeh, deputy head of the Hamas political bureau, was elected as the new leader of the Hamas political bureau in place of Khaled Mashaal, who announced last year that he would not run for the position again. Further details


Western sources allegedly claimed that Donald Trump's government rejected an Israeli offer to postpone his visit to the region to June, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War. Further details


Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said that "things will be painful" for political rival Hamas, referring to recent financial steps he has taken to pressure the Islamic militant rulers of the Gaza Strip. Further details


A hunger strike currently being staged by Palestinian security prisoners in Israel was given a renewed boost of energy on Thursday after it was joined by a number of notorious terrorist responsible for the deaths of dozens of Israelis. Further details


The Jerusalem Post:

The government on Sunday is set to debate the question whether or not to oust the United Nations from its Jerusalem headquarters, but is not expected to take any action on the matter at this time. Further details


Palestinian expert said a day after President Donald Trump and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met for the first time that the American president still has not developed a clear policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Further details


United States special envoy Jason Greenblatt held a high-level meeting in Brussels with Israeli and Palestinian ministers on Thursday to discuss economic initiatives in the West Bank. Further details


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas of lying when he visited the White House on Wednesday. Further details


German lawmakers sent a letter to the head of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), urging him to reject a Palestinian campaign to kick Israel out of the sport’s organization. Further details


 Nabil Shaath, a senior foreign policy adviser to PA President Mahmoud Abbas, said Thursday that anyone who expects the Palestinian leadership to halt payments to Palestinian prisoners serving sentences in Israeli security prisons must be "mad." Further details


The Shin Bet announced that the Israeli forces uncovered and arrested members of a terrorist cell affiliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Further details


The IDF spokesperson confirmed that an alert was sounded on Sunday morning at the village of Kissufim, situated in southern Israel, but later updated that the siren was a false alarm. Further details


Israeli authorities are considering bringing in foreign doctors to force-feed Palestinian hunger strikers if Israeli doctors continue to resist taking part in the practice. Further details


Washington declined Israel’s request to push back US President Donald Trump’s Israel trip to June. Further details


German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier won’t meet with the left-wing NGO Breaking the Silence during his four-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories. Further details


In an appearance on Al Jazeera, Bernie Sanders defended Israel’s right to exist, and rejected BDS as a tactic and any other anti-Israel agenda. Further details


The Times of Israel:

Rocket sirens sounded Sunday morning in the Eshkol region along the border with the Gaza Strip, in what the army said it was a false alarm. Further details


The Foreign Ministry is reportedly to warn the cabinet that a minister’s demand to shutter the United Nations headquarters in Jerusalem would violate international law. Further details


Dozens of United States lawmakers wrote a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calling on him to change the longstanding US policy of refusing to recognize Americans born in Jerusalem as individuals born in Israel. Further details


Hamas political bureau chief Khaled Mashaal’s announcement that Ismael Haniyeh had been chosen as his successor was seen by Palestinians as anything but a surprising or dramatic move. Further details


Ismail Haniyeh, named Saturday as head of Hamas, is seen as a charismatic leader from the Gaza streets who represents the so-called pragmatic wing of the “terror” group. Further details


The Palestinian Islamic Jihad said Saturday that it rejects any move to accepting the establishment of a Palestinian state limited to the 1967 borders. Further details


Egypt reopened the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip for three days starting on Saturday to allow hundreds of stranded Palestinians to return home. Further details


Israel National News:

Hundreds of Jordanians on Friday staged a protest after weekly Muslim prayers in support of Palestinian Arab terrorists on a hunger strike in Israeli prisons. Further details


Russian President Vladimir Putin and Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas will meet on May 11. Further details


The Palestinian Authority on Friday made a last-ditch effort to change the results of the vote on the anti-Israel resolution at the UNESCO. Further details


International press:


Palestinian resistance group Hamas said that the new Hamas leader Ismael Haniyeh would remain in the Gaza Strip. Further details


Palestine’s Health Ministry warned the Israeli authorities against force-feeding hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners, saying the move could endanger their lives. Further details


Press TV:

The Islamic Jihad Movement has rejected Hamas’s new policy of accepting a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders. Further details


Israeli military forces injured dozens of people protesting across the occupied West Bank in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on an open-ended hunger strike in Israeli jails. Further details