The Lebanese terror group Hezbollah, through its satellite news station, Al-Manar, has launched a news app in Apple’s iTunes store, according to a press release.
The free app, called LCG, claims that it is an “application that brings news from all around the world” and is available for download on the iPhone and iPad in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish.
The U.S. Department of Treasury has designated Al-Manar as a “specially designated global terrorist entity television station” and an “arm of the Hezbollah terrorist network.” As such, the station is banned from being broadcast in America as well as in France, Spain, and Germany.
This is not the first attempt by Al-Manar to launch such an app. In July 2012, the terror satellite station launched an app for iTunes and Google’s Play Store, but Apple and Google removed it a few days later. At the time of the removal, a Google official said the company removes “applications that violate our policies, such as apps that are illegal or that promote hate speech.” Al-Manar blamed the removal on “Israeli incitement against Al-Manar TV.”