Israel shuts down Palestinian radio station in Hebron for incitement

“The al-Khalil radio station has repeatedly broadcasted content which promotes and encourages terror," IDF says.

November 21, 2015 10:55
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Scene of stabbing attack in Hebron. (photo credit: IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT)

Security forces closed a Palestinian radio station in Hebron early Saturday morning, claiming it had incited its listeners to harm Israeli civilians, according to the Palestinian daily Ma’an.

The joint operation by the IDF, Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and Civil Administration shuttered al-Khalil (Hebron Radio), confiscating equipment and ordering the station closed for six months.

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“The action was taken after broadcasts containing incitement were aired by the station,” the IDF said in a statement. “The al-Khalil radio station has repeatedly broadcast content which promotes and encourages terrorism and acts of violence against Israeli civilians and security forces.”

In a similar operation earlier this month, the IDF shut down a Fatah-affiliated radio station also alleged to have broadcast incitement.

The IDF Spokesman released a statement on November 3 announcing that soldiers had confiscated equipment and shuttered al-Hurriya (Freedom) radio station based in Hebron.

“Al-Hurriya broadcasts harsh statements filled with incitement against the State of Israel,” the army said.

“It encourages [Palestinians] to carry out stabbing attacks and it even supports violent processions.”

The radio station supported harming Israelis and praised the families of terrorists who have died committing attacks, the IDF said.

Hebron has been the focus of numerous violent incidents over the last two months, including more than a dozen knife attacks by terrorists from the area.

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