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  • Writer's pictureBy The Financial District

Netanyahu Threatens To Shut Down Al Jazeera

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he would shut down satellite broadcaster Al Jazeera immediately after parliament passed a law clearing the way for the country to halt the Qatari-owned channel from broadcasting from Israel, Wafaa Shurafa, Samy Magdy and Tia Goldenberg reported for the Associated Press (AP).


Al Jazeera condemned Netanyahu's remarks, calling them “a dangerous and ridiculous lie” and saying they were Netanyahu’s justification “for the ongoing assault” on the media network and press freedom. I Photo: Paul Keller Wikimedia Commons



Netanyahu called the network the “terror channel” and accused it of harming Israeli security, participating in the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks and inciting violence against Israel.


Al Jazeera condemned his remarks, calling them “a dangerous and ridiculous lie” and saying they were Netanyahu’s justification “for the ongoing assault” on the media network and press freedom. In a statement, the network vowed to persist in its reporting with “boldness and professionalism.”




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