Palestinian Radio Stations Closed For Reporting News


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Palestinian radio stations closed for reporting news

IDF soldiers remove a piece of broadcasting equipment as they shut the al-Sanabel radio station in Dura on August 31, 2016. Photo by IDF Spokesperson’s Unit/Ma’an news

Israel shuts down Palestinian radio station amid escalation in press violations

HEBRON — Israeli forces raided and ransacked a Palestinian radio station early on Wednesday [Aug.31] morning in the town of Dura in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, detained five of the station’s employees, and ordered it to be closed for three months, amid a documented escalation of violations against media freedoms by Israeli forces in the occupied Palestinian territory.

Locals told Ma’an that Israeli forces raided al-Sanabel radio station, destroyed its contents, and confiscated transmission and broadcast equipment.

Israeli forces left a closure order on the door of the radio station.

Locals added that Israeli forces detained head of the radio station…

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