Israel: Al-Jazeera Loses Press Passes

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In a request issued to Israel’s Government Press Office, Communications Minister Ayoub Kara asked that Al-Jazeera journalists in Israel be stripped of their press passes due to the network’s reporting of the most recent wave of Temple Mount clashes.

“Due to Al-Jazeera’s coverage of incitement against Israel which escalated during the Temple Mount clashes, I request that Al-Jazeera journalists in Israel should have their press credentials revoked,” Kara said. “Al-Jazeera has become the main tool of Daesh (the Islamic State group), Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran”.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who himself has condemned the station’s coverage of Israel, tweeted congratulations to his minister “who on my instructions took concrete steps to end Al-Jazeera’s incitement”.

In response, an Al-Jazeera official told AFP that the network “deplores this action from a state that is called the only democratic state in the Middle East and considers what it has done is dangerous”. Read more at i24NEWS.

{Matzav.com  Israel Bureau}

 

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