Israel shuts Palestine radio offices in East Jerusalem – Middle East Monitor


Israel’s Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben-Gvir, ordered the closure on Monday Voice of Palestine radio station offices in East Jerusalem and Israel, Anadolu News Agency reports.

A statement from Ben-Gvir’s office attributed the move to incitement against Israel by Palestinian radio.

“I will not accept and we will not allow incitement and support for terrorism and terrorists, nor for the Palestinian Authority or any other body,” said Ben-Gvir.

According to the Anadolu reporter, the Israeli police summoned several staff members who worked for the radio station for questioning.

In 2019, Israel closed the official’s office Palestinian Television in East Jerusalem for alleged incitement against Israel.

Tensions have been high across the occupied West Bank in recent months, amid repeated Israeli raids on Palestinian towns.

Nearly 90 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since the beginning of this year, according to Palestinian figures. Fifteen Israelis were killed in separate attacks during the same period.

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