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Jerusalem - Netanyahu Threatens To Shut Al-Jazeera Jerusalem Office

Published on: July 27, 2017 10:38 AM
By: Reuters
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An employee walks inside an office of Qatar-based Al-Jazeera network in Jerusalem June 13, 2017. Picture taken June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen ZvulunAn employee walks inside an office of Qatar-based Al-Jazeera network in Jerusalem June 13, 2017. Picture taken June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Jerusalem -  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said he would work to close the Jerusalem offices of Qatar-based al-Jazeera, accusing the television news network of inciting recent violence in the city.

Jerusalem is experiencing one of its most tense periods in years as Palestinians protest heightened Israeli security measures near the Temple Mount-Noble Sanctuary compound, one of the city’s holiest sites, and the events have been widely reported, including by al-Jazeera.

“The al-Jazeera network continues to stir violence around the Temple Mount,” Netanyahu wrote on his Facebook page in Hebrew.

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The Qatar-based network was not immediately available for comment.

The spike in tensions and the deaths of three Israelis and four Palestinians in violence on Friday and Saturday raised international alarm.

“I have spoken several times to law-enforcement authorities demanding to close al-Jazeera’s offices in Jerusalem. If this does not happen because of legal interpretation, I will work to enact the required legislation to expel al-Jazeera from Israel,” the Israeli leader added in his post.

Al-Jazeera has also faced government censure in neighboring Egypt when in 2014, the Arab state jailed three al-Jazeera staffers for seven years and closed the network’s offices. Two staffers have been released but a third remains imprisoned.



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 Jul 27, 2017 at 10:52 AM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

I was not aware the Zionists allowed al-Qaeda tv to be in Yerushalyim this whole time, I am sure that Jews have no problems getting into Qatar Weak bibi.

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 Jul 27, 2017 at 10:55 AM Anonymous Says:

They equal in inciting violence. Both in their unique way. The Israelis moving into the new settlements with raised flag incites bloodshed too. 2 crazy people living next door and cant behave just kill.

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 Jul 27, 2017 at 11:07 AM yamsar Says:

Reply to #1  
triumphinwhitehouse Says:

I was not aware the Zionists allowed al-Qaeda tv to be in Yerushalyim this whole time, I am sure that Jews have no problems getting into Qatar Weak bibi.

SUV crawling Lee avenue imbecile.

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 Jul 27, 2017 at 11:22 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

Isn't it great to see Israel and Saudi Arabia acting together toward common goals?

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 Jul 27, 2017 at 11:46 AM stamnamefortrump Says:

Please do

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 Jul 27, 2017 at 03:01 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

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Anonymous Says:

They equal in inciting violence. Both in their unique way. The Israelis moving into the new settlements with raised flag incites bloodshed too. 2 crazy people living next door and cant behave just kill.

the biggest obstacle to Jews living in their land is the weak Zionist government always kicking Jews out of their homes.

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 Jul 27, 2017 at 05:31 PM Esther Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

They equal in inciting violence. Both in their unique way. The Israelis moving into the new settlements with raised flag incites bloodshed too. 2 crazy people living next door and cant behave just kill.

So if Yidden want to move out of Willi or BP and go to the suburbs, it's the Jew's fault when the Goyim in those small towns practice antisemitism?

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