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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (November 7, 2017)
Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (November 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.  


Yedioth Ahronoth:

12 years after being evacuated from the North Samaria Regional Council settlements of Kadim and Ganim in the West Bank, dozens of former settler families are planning on suing the state for discrimination regarding the compensation they received, when compared to the compensations received by settlers who were evacuated from the South Gaza settlement bloc of Gush Katif. Further details


Settlers who lost loved ones in “terror” attacks in the West Bank showed up at the Likud Party meeting on Monday to urge Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to transfer funds to improve the infrastructure in the area in an effort to prevent future deadly “terror” attacks. Further details


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed Monday that "there is no such thing as a free gifts" in an apparent message to Hamas that Israel would not return the bodies of five of “terrorists” killed in a “terror” tunnel demolition without progress made on the return of Israeli citizens and the bodies of two IDF soldiers who are being held in Gaza. Further details


A Palestinian who stole a truck and planned to use it to run over IDF soldiers was charged Monday with preparing to commit murder as an act of “terrorism”. Further details


Sources behind the protest tent pitched by leaders of the settlement movement claimed a senior political official offered one of the Samaria Regional Council's heads a partial budget in return for dismantling the tent, erected outside the Prime Minister's Residence. Further details


Leah and Simcha Goldin, the parents of Hadar Goldin, whose body has been held by Hamas since Operation Protective Edge, announced Sunday they intend to petition the High Court of Justice against the government, the Security Cabinet and the head of both, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, over what they say are "capitulations" to Hamas. Further details


The bodies of the five missing Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) militants killed in the terror tunnel that the IDF blew up last Monday are being held by the IDF, it was cleared for publication Sunday evening. Further details


The Jerusalem Post:

Yitzhak Molho, Israel’s long time envoy to the Palestinians and special confidant to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is under investigation in the police probe into bribery investigations into Israel’s purchase of German-made naval vessels. Further details


 Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledged that Egypt will continue its efforts to resume peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, according to a statement from Sisi’s office Monday. Further details


Israel has no intention of freely handing over the five bodies of Islamic Jihadist “terrorists” killed last week when the IDF exploded a tunnel they had built into Israel under the Gaza border. Further details


IDF Lieutenant Hadar Goldin’s family announced on Sunday that they plan to file a petition with the High Court of Justice to compel the government to enforce its decisions regarding obtaining their son’s body and the retrieval of other living and dead Israelis from Hamas. Further details


Israeli politicians championed their government's decision Sunday to hold the bodies of “terrorists” who were killed in last week's tunnel blast, arguing they should be used as bargaining chips to trade for the bodies of two Israeli soldiers being held by Hamas. Further details


The IDF on Sunday said it was in possession of the remains of five of the 12 Islamic Jihad “terrorists” who died in last week’s tunnel explosion, after finding their bodies inside Israel. Further details


The High Court of Justice late Monday ordered the government to respond within 10 days to a petition filed by the family of IDF Lieutenant Hadar Goldin which was filed with the goal of compelling the government to enforce its decisions regarding obtaining their son’s body and the return of other living and dead Israelis from Hamas. Further details


The Times of Israel:

Britain’s international development secretary apologized Monday for holding meetings with top Israeli officials, among them Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, without informing the Foreign Office beforehand. Further details


The High Court of Justice gave the state 10 days Monday to respond to a petition filed by the bereaved family of an IDF soldier whose body is being held in the Gaza Strip by the Hamas “terrorist” group. Further details


A group of bereaved relatives of Israelis killed in “terror” attacks on West Bank roads berated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday over a lack of funds for security infrastructure, even as he announced a deal to earmark hundreds of millions of shekels for new bypass roads around Palestinian towns. Further details


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Monday to bring back Israelis held by the Hamas “terror” group in Gaza, signaling he would use bodies of Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists held by Israel as leverage. Further details


Central District prosecutors on Monday filed an indictment against a West Bank resident who allegedly stole a truck in Israel with the intention of carrying out a ramming attack against Israeli soldiers. Further details


A Palestinian challenge against FIFA’s handling of a complaint against the Israeli soccer federation will be heard at the Court of Arbitration for Sport this month. Further details


Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas traveled to Saudi Arabia unexpectedly on Monday to meet with King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammed Bin Salman, with the Gulf kingdom at the height of a major crackdown on members of the royal family. Further details


A senior Israeli defense official on Monday ridiculed Hamas for its burgeoning ties with Iran, calling the Palestinian “terror” group a “slave” to the Shiite Islamic Republic and accusing it of “selling” Gaza’s Sunnis for Tehran’s support. Further details


Israel National News:

Arabs hurled rocks at an Israeli bus passing by an Arab village built along Route 60 in “Samaria” this morning. Further details


An Ashdood parking lot was bombed Tuesday morning, injuring two and destroying a number of parked cars. Further details


Minister of Finance and Chairman Moshe Kahlon discussed the decision to hold the bodies of the terrorists who were killed in the explosion of the Gaza tunnel last week. Further details


The family of missing soldier Oron Shaul supports the government's decision not to return the bodies of terrorists found after the explosion of the terror tunnel in Gaza last week, but at the same time continues its struggle with the State and the army. Further details


A delegation of MKs from the Joint Arab List, the Knesset party which acts as an umbrella party for Israeli Arab MKs,arrived in Brussels Monday for a series of political meetings at the headquarters of the European Union (EU). Further details


Terrorist organizations increasingly use social media to incite and plan deadly attacks. Invesigators believe that Sayfullo Saipov, the terrorist who carried out the terror attack in Manhattan in which eight people were killed last week, was inspired by ISIS propaganda videos he watched online. Further details


Netanyahu addressed the recent revelation that the IDF recovered the bodies of five Islamic Jihad “terrorists” killed when Israeli forces demolished a “terror” tunnel inside southern Israel last week. Further details


Rami Hamdallah, who heads the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority (PA) government, said Monday that bringing Gaza back under the control of the PA within the context of a recent reconciliation agreement with Hamas is proving difficult. Further details


The Hamas and Islamic Jihad “terrorist” groups were defiant on Sunday after the IDF announced it had located and retrieved the bodies of five of the 12 “terrorists” who were killed when a “terrorist” tunnel leading from Gaza to Israel was demolished in a controlled explosion last week. Further details


Press TV:

Israeli officials are expected to advance plans for the construction of nearly 300 new settler units in East Jerusalem al-Quds irrespective of the international outcry against the Tel Aviv regime’s land expropriation and settlement expansion policies in occupied Palestinian territories. Further details


The Palestinian Authority has accused Israel of supporting terrorist groups in Syria after Tel Aviv threatened to directly intervene in the war following an elaborate attack on a Syrian Druze village. Further details


The Israeli military says it is withholding the bodies of five resistance fighters, which were recovered after Israeli fighter jets bombarded and destroyed a lifeline tunnel in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. Further details