Bahrain said it would no longer allow Qatar's Al Jazeera satellite news channel to report from the kingdom, accusing it of seeking to "harm Bahrain" and having links with Israel.
Al Jazeera "deliberately seeks to harm Bahrain," said Information Minister Nabeel Al Hamer who added that the kingdom had not responded to Al Jazeera's request to send a team to cover Thursday's municipal elections.
"We believe (Al Jazeera) is suspect and represents the Zionist side in the region," he said. "We will not deal with this channel because we object to its coverage of current affairs. It is a Zionist channel, penetrated by Zionists," said the minister. (Albawaba.com)
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