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Netanyahu vows to ban Al Jazeera news network in Israel, calls it ‘Hamas mouthpiece’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Sunday, sharpened his rejection of Hamas’s demands for an end to the Gaza war in exchange for the freeing of hostages, saying that would keep the Palestinian Islamist group in power and pose a threat to Israel.

Why did Israel ban the Al Jazeera network?
Besides, Netanyahu said that the operations of Qatar-based news network Al Jazeera will be closed in the country. According to a statement from Netanyahu’s office, the decision goes into effect immediately. It could include closing the channel’s offices in Israel, confiscating broadcast equipment, preventing the broadcast of the channel’s reports and blocking its websites, among other measures, the statement said.

Israeli media said the vote allows Israel to block the channel from operating in the country for 45 days, according to the decision. “Al Jazeera reporters harmed Israel’s security and incited against soldiers,” Netanyahu said in the statement. “It’s time to remove the Hamas mouthpiece from our country.” Netanyahu said in a post on X: “The government headed by me unanimously decided: the incitement channel Al Jazeera will be closed in Israel.”

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