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Netanyahu says he wants to expel Al-Jazeera from Israel

Palestinian Muslim worshippers, who refused to enter Al-Aqsa mosque compound due to newly-implemented security measures by Israeli authorities which include metal detectors and cameras. AFP PHOTO 

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP |  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said late Wednesday he wants to expel Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera from Israel amid tensions over a sensitive Jerusalem holy site.

“The Al-Jazeera channel continues to incite violence around the Temple Mount,” Netanyahu wrote in a Facebook post, referring to the Haram al-Sharif compound in Jerusalem, known to Jews as the Temple Mount.

“I have appealed to law enforcement agencies several times to close the Al-Jazeera office in Jerusalem. If this is not possible because of legal interpretation, I am going to seek to have the necessary legislation adopted to expel Al-Jazeera from Israel.”


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