The Israeli regime has imposed bans on the broadcast of a Palestinian television channel affiliated to the Islamic resistance movement, Hamas, and said it cannot be put on air inside the occupied territories.
According to Press TV, following the ban, investigative reporter Anas Mousa Eghbari was arrested in front of his house in Umm al-Fahm city, located 20 km northwest of Jenin.
Three members of Bashir Bermedia production company and the company’s director Ayad al-Nael were also summoned to court.
On August 31, 2017, dozens of Israeli soldiers raided the headquarters of Arabic-language al-Hurria radio station in the city of al-Khalil on alleged charges of “inciting violence and encouraging terrorism.” Israeli forces also confiscated technical equipment during the raid.
The Union of Palestinian Journalists slammed the measure as an “awful and heinous crime which reflects the (Israelis’) barbaric, criminal, terrorist mentality towards Palestinian media.”
In August 2016, Israeli officials stormed the office of Palestinian Arabic-language Radio Sanabel in the town of Dura, southwest of al-Khalil and took it off the air over what they described as its attempts to further escalate tensions in the occupied West Bank.