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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (July 10-11, 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.  


Yedioth Ahronoth:

A Palestinian “burglar” was killed and another wounded Monday night when a man opened fire on them as they attempted to break into his home in Moshav Beit Yitzhak in the Sharon region. Further details


39 people, including six women, have been killed since the beginning of 2017. In addition, there were almost 400 shootings and according to police reports, there are hundreds of thousands of illegal weapons in Arab communities, which constitute 80% of all illegal weapons in Israel. Further details


Settlers are renewing their struggle to return to the so-called Machpelah House after UNESCO's contentious decision to recognize the Tomb of the Patriarchs as a Palestinian World Heritage Site. Further details


State-owned Israel Electric Corporation and the Palestinian Authority signed an agreement on Monday to boost Israeli electrical supply to the West Bank, even as Gaza endures daily blackouts in a Palestinian political dispute. Further details


 A Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli security forces when attempted to carry out a vehicular and stabbing attack on Monday at the T intersection, located in the Gush Etzion West bank cluster. Further details


Despite Israeli denials, indirect negotiations between Hamas and Israel for a prisoner exchange "have come a long way," according to an interview with Palestinian officials conducted by the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper on Monday. Further details


A bill submitted by Joint List MK Jamal Zahalka calling for “humane” conditions for prisoners in Israeli jails was quashed in its preliminary reading two days ago, scarcely a week after Former MK Basel Ghattas (Joint List) arrived at Gilboa Prison to begin his first day behind bars. Further details


Egyptian and Palestinian leaders met in Cairo on Sunday amid signs of a rapprochement between Cairo and the Islamic Hamas terror group that could shake up Gaza's political landscape and sideline the Palestinian president. Further details


The Jerusalem Post:

Settlers on Monday called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to hold a cabinet meeting in the Tomb of Patriarchs in order to underscore Israel’s religious and historical ties to the biblical site. Further details


Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said on Monday that Trump administration should abandon its pursuit of a comprehensive, bilateral peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians and instead focus on securing regional peace between the Jewish state and the wider Arab world. Further details


On the northernmost edge of the West Bank, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and energy and Water Resources Minister Yuval Steinitz on Monday observed the signing of a new agreement to power the first ever Palestinian owned piece of electricity infrastructure. Further details


An IDF soldier was wounded when a car driven by a Palestinian man rammed a group of soldiers near the West Bank settlement of Tekoa on Monday afternoon. Further details


Senior Hamas official Ahmed Bahr said on Sunday that the Palestinian Authority cut the salaries of 37 Hamas-affiliated lawmakers in the West Bank. Further details


Within a space of a few hours on Friday, the text inscribing Hebron as a Palestinian world heritage site dramatically shifted from one that advised rejecting the proposal to one that accepted it. Further details


The Times of Israel:

The family of fallen IDF soldier Hadar Golden, whose remains are held by the Hamas terror group in the Gaza Strip, launched a campaign Sunday calling on the government to change its tactics and increase pressure on Hamas. Further details


Israel’s intelligence minister proposed on Monday to absorb four West Bank settlements and a settlement bloc into the Jerusalem municipality, while also removing around 100,000 Palestinians from the city’s census. Further details


Speaking at a ceremony marking three years to the establishment of an outpost built after kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens, settler leaders said Sunday that the advancement of the settlement enterprise is the most appropriate response to Palestinian terror. Further details


US President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Jason Greenblatt, was due in Israel on Sunday night to advance the administration’s goal to restart negotiations. Further details


A soldier was moderately wounded in a suspected car ramming attack outside the Palestinian village of Teqoa on Monday, medical officials said. Further details


High-ranking Palestinian and Israeli officials gathered in a field outside the West Bank city of Jenin on Monday to turn on the first-ever piece of Palestinian-owned electricity infrastructure and ink a new electricity agreement between the two sides. Further details


A Hamas delegation led by the deputy commander of the group’s military wing, Marwan Issa, is reportedly in Cairo to hold talks on a possible prisoner exchange with Israel. Further details


Israeli soldiers arrested two Palestinians who crossed the border fence from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip into Israel, the Israeli military said on Sunday. Further details


Prominent Palestinian activist Issa Amro went on trial in an Israeli military court Sunday on accusations of inciting violence, charges that rights groups call a bid to silence him. Further details


Egyptian and Palestinian leaders met in Cairo on Sunday amid signs of a rapprochement between Cairo and the terrorist group Hamas that could shake up Gaza’s political landscape and sideline the Palestinian president. Further details


The Palestinian Authority cut the salaries of 37 Hamas lawmakers as part of a series of measures to get the terror group to cede control of the Gaza Strip, Palestinian media reports said on Sunday. Further details


Israel National News:

A ramming attack was reported in the Gush Etzion region south of Jerusalem Monday afternoon. Further details


Two Arabs were shot while attempting to break into a house in Moshav Beit Yitzhak in central Israel Monday night. Further details


Police decided to open an investigation into the circumstances of the injury of MK Ayman Odeh in the shooting and ramming incident that took place seven months ago in the illegal Bedouin settlement of Umm al-Hiran in the Negev. Further details


Yesha Council and Amana issued invitation following UNESCO designation of Hebron's Old City as 'endangered PA heritage site', calling the Prime Minister and cabinet ministers to hold a cabinet meeting at the foot of the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron. Further details


In an unprecedented agreement to increase electricity to the Jenin area, the Israel Electric Company (IEC) signed an agreement with the Palestinian Authority. Further details


Several Hamas-affiliated lawmakers said on Sunday that the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority (PA) had failed to pay the salaries of 37 Hamas Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) members. Further details


Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday met in Cairo with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, and PA officials were satisfied with the meeting. Further details