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Israeli government moves to shut down ‘Al Jazeera’ local bureau

The Qatari network incites violence against the Jewish state, Jerusalem maintains.

Al Jazeera logo. Source: YouTube.
Al Jazeera logo. Source: YouTube.

Israeli Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi initiated emergency regulations on Wednesday to shut down Al Jazeera’s operations in Israel.

The regulations will be discussed at a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday night.

A spokesperson from Karhi’s office declined JNS’s request for comment.

Al Jazeera is vehemently anti-Israel, and incites hatred and violence against the Jewish state in the Arab world, the Israeli government has long maintained.

Three years ago, the U.S. Department of Justice determined that Al Jazeera Plus (AJ+), a subsidiary of the Al Jazeera Media Network, is engaged in “political activities” related to the government of Qatar and directed the outlet to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

The number of Israelis murdered during the Hamas invasion of the south over the weekend rose to 1,200 on Wednesday morning as the Israel Defense Forces continued to attack Palestinian terrorist assets in the Gaza Strip.

Terrorists in Southern Lebanon on Wednesday morning fired anti-tank missiles at an Israeli military position near the border, the IDF said.

Hezbollah took responsibility for the attack, Arab sources reported.

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