'Journalists who promote terrorism will be arrested'

Communications Minister says Israel has zero tolerance for media outlets which incite and praise terror attacks.

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Ayoub Kara
Ayoub Kara
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Communications Minister Ayoub Kara (Likud) declared that Israel will not tolerate incitement and encouragement of terrorism from media outlets, the haredi Kikar Hashabbat Hebrew website reported.

Minister Kara's comments follow a report by Haaretz that the IDF closed an Arab radio station on suspicion of incitement.

"My policy of Communications Minister is clear and unequivocal: Any journalist who encourages terrorists will be arrested. Every radio station that incites against Israel and encourages terrorism will be shut down!"

According to the report in Haaretz, the IDF closed the Arab radio station Al-Huria, which operated from Hevron and encouraged terrorist attacks against Israelis.

This week, an Arab wedding singer was arrested for writing a song praising the terrorist attack in Halamish in which three members of the Salomon family were murdered in July.








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