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Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (November 28, 2017)
Alray International Media Watch from Alray Palestinian Media Agency (November 28, 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:

Three people were killed and four lightly hurt in an explosion at a construction materials store in Jaffa late Monday, which led to the structure's collapse. Further details

 

The maritime Iron Dome missile defense system was declared operational Monday by the IDF's Navy and Air Force after 18 months of rigorous preparations and examinations, and a series of successful interception attempts carried out at sea. Further details

 

A delegation of Egyptian General Intelligence Directorate officials arrived to the Gaza Strip Monday in an attempt to salvage the Hamas-Fatah reconciliation agreement. Since the last round of talks in Cairo last week, the two parties have been suffering through a crisis stemming from their mistrust of each other, with both sides slinging accusations. Further details

 

The recommendations bill, barring police from making recommendations on indictments, passed its first reading Monday evening, garnering 46 votes for, and 37 against, following hours of fiery debates in the Knesset plenum. Further details

 

Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined a list of MKs in signing a letter appealing to President Reuven Rivlin to reconsider pardoning former soldier Elor Azaria, convicted of manslaughter for shooting a neutralized “terrorist” and sentenced to 18 months in prison. Further details

 

Israel's ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, is holding covert contacts with ambassadors from 12 Islamic and Arab countries that do not have diplomatic relations with Israel, Danon revealed to Ynet in an interview. Further details

 

Demonstrators assembled outside the President’s Residence in Jerusalem Friday to express solidarity with President Reuven Rivlin after he was targeted in what many considered to be an online incitement campaign against him following his decision not to pardon the former IDF soldier Elor Azaria. Further details

 

Weeks ahead of the expected completion of a UN database of companies that operate in Israel's West Bank settlements, Israel and the Trump Administration are working feverishly to prevent its publication. Further details

 

The Jerusalem Post:

A powerful explosion and fire in Jaffa caused a building to collapse on Monday night, killing three people and injuring one critically. Further details

 

Friday’s horrifying mosque attack in north Sinai is reverberating in the Gaza Strip, with Egypt’s consequent closure of the Rafah Crossing burying any lingering hopes by residents that it will turn any time soon into a viable lifeline to the outside world. Further details

 

A top official from the Egyptian Intelligence Services arrived in the Gaza Strip on Monday to oversee the implementation of an agreement signed between Hamas and Fatah, the Hamas-linked al-Rai news site reported. Further details

 

With the apparent knowledge of the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem, prominent American Jewish organizational leader Malcolm Hoenlein has been holding secret talks with Qatar in an effort to retrieve two Israeli citizens and the bodies of two Israeli soldiers being held in the Gaza Strip. Further details

 

The Jerusalem District Court issued an order on Thursday, halting the Jerusalem Municipality’s demolition of five buildings in Kafr Akab. Further details

 

Israeli Border Police arrested a Palestinian armed with a knife at Hebron's Cave of the Patriarchs on Sunday. Further details

 

n Monday night, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed a petition calling on President Reuven Rivlin to pardon Elor Azaria. Further details

 

The Times of Israel:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plane lifted off for Kenya Tuesday morning for an official visit that will include meetings with 11 African leaders. Further details

 

Palestinians and organizations representing them would pay three times as much as Israelis to petition the High Court, under a proposal on the agenda for a Knesset committee debate on Wednesday. Further details

 

Jordanian Water and Irrigation Minister Hazem al-Naser has reportedly sent a letter to Israel asking for an official answer as to whether the Jewish state is still committed to a joint agreement for the construction of a pipeline transferring water from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea. Further details

 

Palestinian “terror” movement Hamas again refused to disarm on Monday ahead of a key reconciliation deadline, instead threatening to carry out attacks against Israel in the West Bank. Further details

 

Border guards arrested a Palestinian teenager on Monday morning, as he tried to dodge security at a checkpoint leading to the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron, police said. Further details

 

The security cabinet will convene Monday morning to discuss the situation and threats along Israel’s northern border, amidst ceasefire efforts in southern Syria and political upheavals in Lebanon. Further details

 

In a small workshop in a Palestinian refugee camp in Jordan, Halima al-Ankassuri embroiders traditional patterns onto a blue shawl, destined for sale in an upmarket Paris, London or Dubai boutique. Further details

 

Palestinians fired shots at a IDF post near Ramallah, though no injuries were reported, the army said Sunday evening. Further details

 

The cabinet approved on Sunday a $2.8 million project to construct a second Israel National Trail hiking path that will run through the West Bank. Further details

 

Border police arrested a Palestinian teen who tried to enter the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the divided West Bank city of Hebron with a knife on Sunday. Further details

 

Palestinian Authority Minister of Civil Affairs Hussein al-Sheikh on Sunday said the PA government had assumed control of just five percent of the Gaza Strip, ahead of a looming December 1 deadline for the PA to take full control of the enclave as part of the intra-Palestinian reconciliation process. Further details

 

Weeks ahead of the expected completion of a UN database of companies that operate in Israel’s West Bank settlements, Israel and the Trump Administration are working feverishly to prevent its publication. Further details

 

Israel National News:

On Tuesday, police announced the arrest of four suspects, including two brothers, after a bomb was found ready for use in the heart of a residential neighborhood in the city of Kiryat Gat over the weekend. Further details

 

Three people were killed on Monday evening when a building in Yefet Street in Jaffa partially collapsed after a large explosion there. Further details

 

“UNRWA funds terror, employs Hamas operatives, hides weapons and “terror” tunnels, educates to incitement and violence against Israel,” Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee member MK Sharren Haskel stated. Further details

 

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu signed a petition on Monday calling on President Reuven Rivlin to reconsider the granting of amnesty to Elor Azariya, the IDF soldier convicted for shooting a wounded “terrorist”. Further details

 

Palestinian Arab terrorist movement Hamas again refused to disarm on Monday ahead of a key reconciliation deadline, instead threatening to carry out attacks against Israel in “Judea and Samaria”. Further details

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