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Israel continues to censor Palestine TV’s operation in Jerusalem, extends its closure order


RAMALLAH, Monday, May 11, 2020 (WAFA) – The Israeli authorities continued to censor Palestine TV’s operation in occupied Jerusalem by extending its closure order for six more months, a step considered as infringement on freedom of the press.

Israel’s Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, issued the order the first time six months ago, closing Palestine TV’s office in East Jerusalem and banning its staff from doing any work for the official TV station under the threat of arrest and paying fines.

 However, this did not stop Palestine TV from working underground in the occupied city despite the order, as admitted by Erdan in his extension of closure order.

Israel is trying to ban any work for the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the occupied city and has pursued and detained officials, closed several offices and banned political, social, cultural, sports and economic activities in the city under the pretext the event was sponsored by the PA.


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