Israel bans Palestinian TV channel

Extremist Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman banned on Monday Palestinian Al-Quds TV channel.

In a decree signed on July 3, Lieberman said the ban was based on the Israeli anti-terrorism law.

Under the decree, the channel will not be broadcast inside Israel.

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The decree did not give a reason for the ban, but the Israeli authorities accuse the channel of being a propaganda tool for the Palestinian resistance group Hamas.

Al-Quds TV channel broadcasts from Lebanon and has correspondents in Gaza, the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.

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Palestinian journalists’ groups condemned the ban of the Palestinian TV and accused the Israeli occupation of racism and practicing media black out in an attempt to “hide its brutal crimes” carried out against the Palestinians.