Monday, August 7, 2017

Israel joins the Egyptian and Gulf states ban of Al Jazeera

Israel plans to revoke media credentials of Al Jazeera journalists and close the network's office in Jerusalem, the country's communication minister has announced.

Ayoub Kara made the announcement on Sunday during a press conference in Jerusalem, where Al Jazeera was barred from attending.


Given how hostile Al Jazeera is to Israel, it's hardly surprising. Nearly every day the channel repeats footage of the fighting of 2014 between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip taken in it and portraying the Palestinians as innocents, without ever presenting the reasons why the fighting occurred. Egypt sided with Israel on Gaza and still does, but mentioning that doesn't suit the Al Jazeera stance.

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