Watch: IDF Raids Hamas Broadcasting Station

IDF releases film footage showing nighttime raid on terrorists' media office, as crackdown on Hamas continues.

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IDF night raid (illustrative)
IDF night raid (illustrative)

The IDF Spokesperson's Office released footage of Tuesday's IDF raid on Hamas's Al-Aqsa television and radio station Wednesday, giving a rare glimpse into Israel's crackdown on the terror organization. 

For now, the video is only available in Hebrew, but Arutz Sheva has provided a translation below. 

"We are now entering Ramallah for an operation on the Al-Aqsa television headquarters, which works on behalf of Hamas['s interests in Gaza] from Judea and Samaria," a commander states, driving an IDF jeep in the dark.

"We are here to close this office. We are going to confiscate all media, whether electronic or hard copies." 

The move is part of a larger recent crackdown; the Al-Ayyam newspaper group announced last Thursday it will stop printing and distributing Hamas newspapers FalastinAl-Resala and Al-Istiqlal, saying the decision was made after an alleged phone call from the IDF threatening to close the newspaper group if it did not stop publishing the papers.

The IDF reportedly raided Al-Ayyam's offices last month as well and issued similar orders to stop printing the terrorist organization's papers.

Also as part of the crackdown on incitement, Israeli police raided the Jerusalem studios of the Palestinian Authority (PA) official TV two weeks ago, briefly detaining three staff for questioning over incitement to violence.