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.
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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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