In a recent development, Israel is considering the closure of Al Jazeera’s local bureau. The move comes in the wake of accusations against the Qatari news station, alleging pro-Hamas incitement and jeopardizing Israeli soldiers in Gaza.
Minister’s proposal: Israel’s Communications Minister, Shloma Karhi, has proposed the call to explore the potential closure of Al Jazeera’s local bureau.
Accusations Against Al Jazeera: Israel claims that Al Jazeera serves as a platform for pro-Hamas incitement and exposes Israeli soldiers to potential attacks from Gaza.
Vetting Process: The proposal to shut down Al Jazeera has been reviewed by Israeli security officials and is currently under examination by legal experts.
Cabinet Discussion: Shloma Karhi intends to present the proposal to the cabinet for further deliberation.
No Immediate Response: As of now, Al Jazeera and the Qatari government have not issued immediate comments regarding this development.
Allegations of Incitement: Minister Karhi emphasized that Al Jazeera’s content incites against Israeli citizens, expressing hope for a resolution to the situation.
With inputs from Reuters..