Communication Ministry raids Ramallah TV station - Israel News, Ynetnews
 
ynetnews
web


   Israel News

Israel News
World News
Israel Opinion
Jewish
Israel Business
Israel Culture
Israel Travel
Static

(Illustration) Photo: Index Open
(Illustration) Photo: Index Open
 
Mustafa Barghouthi Photo: AFP
Mustafa Barghouthi Photo: AFP
 
 

Communication Ministry raids Ramallah TV station

Ministry officials escorted by IDF force raid Ramallah's al-Watan TV, say it uses unauthorized frequencies thus endangering flight routes

Elior Levy
Published: 02.29.12, 10:31 / Israel News

Communication Ministry officials raided the al-Watan TV station in Ramallah Wednesday.

 

The raid was headed by officers at the ministry's Wireless Supervision Unit. Palestinian sources said that an IDF force accompanied them.

No Limits
Palestinian TV satire targets politics for first time / AFP
Absurdity of modern Palestinian life becomes grist of satire in sketch comedy show that has debuted on Palestine TV during Muslim holy month of Ramadan
Full Story

 

The IDF said that the raid was prompted by the station's use of unauthorized frequencies, which endanger flight routes over Ben Gurion International Airport.

 

One of the station's broadcasters said that the soldiers seized transmission equipment, computers and documents, and detained four of the station's employees.

 

Palestinian sources told Ynet that it is unclear who owns al-Watan, which operates both a TV station and a news website.

 

It is believed that the owners are associates of Mustafa Barghouthi, secretary-general of the National Palestinian Initiative Party, who is considered one of Israel's strongest critics in the PA.

 

Barghouthi denounced the raid, calling it "Israeli piracy." He said that it violated the Oslo Accords, which prevent Israeli security forces from entering Area A.

 

Yoav Zitun contributed to this report

 

 

  • Receive Ynetnews updates directly to your desktop

 

commentcomment   PrintPrint  Send to friendSend to friend   
Tag with Del.icio.us Bookmark to del.icio.us



 
14 Talkbacks for this article    See all talkbacks
Please wait for the talkbacks to load

 

RSS RSS | About | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of use | Advertise with us | Site Map

Site developed by  YIT Advanced Technology Solutions

 
פיקוד העורף התרעה במרחב:
    למציאת מרחב ההתגוננות האישי שלכם »
    פיקוד העורף מזכיר: יש לחכות 10 דקות במרחב המוגן לפני שיוצאים החוצה
    רשימת יישובים במרחב