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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (November 19, 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. 


Yedioth Ahronoth:

Breaking the Silence insisted Saturday night its spokesman Dean Issacharoff brutally beat a Palestinian during his army service, saying the Palestinian who was questioned and refuted Issacharoff's claims was not the one who was assaulted. Further details

 

The Palestinians threatened on Saturday to suspend all communication with the United States if the Trump administration follows through with plans to close their diplomatic office in Washington. Further details

 

Egypt opened the Rafah crossing point Saturday for three days on a humanitarian basis. Further details

 

 Settlers with covered faces threw rocks at Palestinian farmers near the West Bank village of Burin Friday, as IDF soldiers stood by without intervening. Video footage of the incident, it should be noted, cuts off right as the masked settlers come nearer the farmers. Further details

 

An Israeli civilian was left in serious condition after being run over by a “terrorist” at Gush Etzion Junction Friday morning. Further details

 

Ofer Prison's military tribunal convicted “terrorist Malak” Hamed several weeks ago of the murder of Sgt. Elchai Teharlev and the wounding of Sgt. Roi Sasson in an Ofra Junction vehicular attack seven and a half months ago and will sentence the “terrorist” next week. Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

The Jerusalem District Court has held the Palestinian Authority and several Palestinian terrorists liable for NIS 62 million in civil wrongful death damages for murdering three Israelis in a shooting attack on Route 443 on August 25, 2001. Further details

 

The Trump administration’s peace plan won’t be based on the pre-1967 lines and would not include the evacuation of West Bank settlements or the uprooting of Arabs, Channel 2 reported Saturday night as it unveiled what it said were details of the plan. Further details

 

Senior Trump administration officials are working tirelessly on an airtight diplomatic structure that, once revealed, will demonstrate just how serious they are about negotiating a comprehensive peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians. Further details

 

The Trump administration warned Palestinian Authority officials on Friday that it will shut their offices in Washington, DC, unless they enter serious negotiations with Israel, according to an exclusive report published by the Associated Press. Further details

 

The family of an Israeli citizen last seen entering Gaza more than three years ago appealed to US lawmakers last week for help in securing his release. Further details

 

Moderate Arab leaders should come to Jerusalem to form a coalition with Israel against Iran, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said Saturday in a message he posted on his Facebook page. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

A government minister from the Jewish Home party threatened Saturday to leave the coalition over reports that the Trump administration is ready to recognize a Palestinian state as a central element of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal accepted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Further details

 

A Somali-American Imam told followers at the Islamic Center of Tennessee over the summer that “Zionist terrorists” stole Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque from Muslims. Further details

 

The Palestinians on Saturday warned they would freeze ties with the US if it shuts the Palestine Liberation Organization’s office in Washington DC for reportedly running afoul of a US law by calling for Israelis to be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court. Further details

 

The office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu similarly stated that “the report is not accurate.” It said Netanyahu’s response to the US proposal would depend on its content and specifically on whether it met “the security needs and national needs of the State of Israel.” Further details

 

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Saturday urged moderate Arab nations to make peace with Israel in order to better confront the threat posed by Iran. Further details

 

The Palestinians will not give in to “extortion” after a US threat to close their diplomatic mission in Washington, the Palestinian Authority foreign minister said Saturday. Further details

 

The Palestinian Authority continues to blame Israel for the death of Yasser Arafat, with officials and PA media accusing the Jewish state of poisoning the former Palestinian leader, a watchdog group has said. Further details

 

Israeli security forces on Saturday raided the home of a 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist who carried out a car-ramming attack in the central West Bank a day earlier, Hadashot news (formerly Channel 2) reported. Further details

 

Gaza’s border crossing into Egypt is running under the Palestinian Authority’s control for the first time in a decade. Further details

 

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson refused to certify on Friday that the Palestinians are complying with a 2015 Congressional mandate, which induces penalties if the Palestinian Authority pursues the prosecution of Israelis at the International Criminal Court. Further details

 

The family of a murdered Tunisian described by Palestinian terror group Hamas as a long-time member called on the authorities Friday to release details of the investigation into his killing. Further details

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel’s response to any peace plan proposed by the Trump administration would be determined solely by the country’s security needs and interests. Further details

 

A group of masked Israeli settlers threw stones at Palestinians outside a northern West Bank village as IDF soldiers looked on, footage from the Friday incident indicated. Further details

 

Israel National News:

The Sovereignty Movement founded by Women in Green is publishing a protest following the publication of the principles of the Trump outline for a political settlement between Israel and the PA. Further details

 

The Jerusalem District Court ruled that Marwan Barghouti, the Palestinian Authority and another four terrorists would pay compensation of 62 million shekels to a family three of whose members were murdered on Route 443 in 2001. Further details

 

A senior White House official said on Saturday night that a TV report in Israel which outlined what is supposedly the Trump administration’s peace plan for Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) was inaccurate, another example of fake news. Further details

 

The Palestinian Authority (PA) on Saturday night expressed its surprise over threats by the United States to shut down the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) office in Washington. Further details

 

Hadashot Sof Hashavua claimed to reveal US President Donald Trump's peace plan, as understood by senior Israeli officials who spoke to the US negotiation team. Further details

 

The largely sealed border between Gaza and Egypt will reopen for three days starting on Saturday, an official told AFP on Friday. Further details

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