Is­rael Moves to Shut Down Lo­cal Ops of Al-Jazeera

The Economic Times - - Around The World -

Jerusalem: Is­rael said on Sun­day it planned to close the of­fices of Al-Jazeera in the Jewish state, af­ter Prime Min­is­ter Benjamin Netanyahu ac­cused the Arab satel­lite news broad­caster of in­cite­ment. Netanyahu had said on July 27 that he wanted AlJazeera ex­pelled amid tensions over a sen­si­tive Jerusalem holy site. “Al-Jazeera has be­come the main tool of Daesh (the Is­lamic State group), Ha­mas, Hezbol­lah and Iran,” Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Min­is­ter Ay­oob Kara, a mem­ber of the Druze com­mu­nity from Netanyahu’s Likud party, told a news con­fer­ence. AFP

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