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Al Jazeera is shut down in Israel by Netanyahu’s government during war

JERUSALEM – The Israeli government decided Sunday to halt the operations of the Al Jazeera Media Network in Israel, putting pressure on one of the few international broadcasters providing largely uninterrupted coverage of the Gaza war.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the decision followed a unanimous vote by Israel’s war cabinet. post on X that “the seditious channel Al Jazeera will be shut down in Israel.” In a separate statement, he accused Al Jazeera correspondents of “harming Israel’s security” and said that “the time has come to expel the mouthpiece of Hamas from our country.”