Following Saudi Lead, Israel to Ban Al Jazeera

Published August 6th, 2017 - 02:39 GMT
The UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia have all banned Al Jazeera (Shuttershock)
The UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia have all banned Al Jazeera (Shuttershock)

Israel's ministry of communications says it plans to close the pan-Arab Al-Jazeera news network and ban its journalists from reporting in the country.

Communications Minister Ayoub Kara said a request had been made to revoke the credentials of the Al Jazeera's Arabic and English-language networks, during a press conference where reporters from the broadcaster were banned.

Al Jazeera said Israel is looking at ways to scramble the network, which is widely watched in the country - particularly by Palestinian Israeli citizens.

Israel Prime Minister has threatened to close Al Jazeera over its critical coverage of Israel, particularly during the unrest over the part-closure of the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

The UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia have all banned Al Jazeera.


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