Israeli forces raid & close Palestinian media offices

19 Oct

Israeli soldiers shut down media outlets in the West Bank during dawn raids [Middle East Eye video].

International Middle East Media Centre report 18 October 2017

Israeli soldiers, and secret security officers, invaded eight media outlets, on Wednesday at dawn, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, and shut them down under direct military orders, in addition to confiscating equipment.

Some of the invaded agencies are Ramsat, Trans Media and Pal Media, which the military confiscated their broadcast equipment and many machines, for providing services to Palestinian TV stations such as Al-Aqsa and Al-Quds.

The Israeli Military Commander of the Central District of the occupied West Bank, said the stations are “unlicensed”, provide services to what he called “terror elements,” and “engage in incitement.”

The soldiers invaded Trans Media in Nablus, in northern West Bank, and confiscated its equipment, before presenting a military order shutting it down for six months.

Many local youngsters hurled stones at the invading soldiers, who fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs, leading to several injuries.

The soldiers also invaded the offices of Al-Quds TV, Al-Aqsa TV, Palestine Today, Trans Media and Pal Media, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, violently searched them and confiscated their equipment, before shutting them down for six months.

In addition, the soldiers abducted Amer al-Ja’bari, the director of Trans Media, and his brother Ibrahim.

In Bethlehem, the soldiers invaded Pal Media offices, in the al-Karkafa area, and confiscated their equipment, before shutting them down for six months.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, eighteen Palestinians, from their homes in several parts of the West Bank.

Video by Why?Channel 18 October 2017

2 Responses to “Israeli forces raid & close Palestinian media offices”

  1. contraviews October 19, 2017 at 10:35 am #

    The news from Palestine remains depressive as long as the United States supports Israel. I am afraid that we have to wait until after the decline of the American empire which will bring about the end of the Zionist regime, before we will see any changes.

    • gazasiege October 19, 2017 at 1:27 pm #

      This barbaric action needs to be reported to the International Federation of Journalists (http://www.ifj.org)

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