Al Jazeera office in Israel raided and channel taken off air in country

Israel’s government has moved to shut down the operations of the Al Jazeera television network in the country, branding it a mouthpiece for Hamas. Hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the cabinet agreed to the closure, police raided the broadcaster’s office in Jerusalem on Sunday. The broadcaster, which is headquartered in Qatar, called claims it was a threat to Israeli security a “dangerous and ridiculous lie”.

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