Israel raids Palestinian TV station

Palestinian protesters burn tyres during clashes with Israeli security forces near Nablus in the occupied West Bank on February 19, 2016Israeli forces have raided the West Bank offices of Palestine Today television and arrested its manager over allegations of inciting violence, Israel’s Shin Bet internal security agency said on Friday. The overnight operation targeting the station’s Ramallah offices was the latest attempt to silence Palestinian broadcasters Israel believes are fuelling a five-month wave of violence. The Shin Bet charged that the channel “broadcasts on behalf of the Islamic Jihad” militant group and said it had closed it in a joint operation with the army.

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