Abbas Closes Down Incitement Broadcast Network

YERUSHALAYIM (Hamodia Staff) -

In a rare move to clamp down on terrorist incitement, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has ordered the shutdown of the Hamas’s Al-Aqsa broadcast network, The Times of Israel reported.

The Palestinian Authority on Monday instructed its broadcasting authority to indefinitely suspend Hamas’s Al-Aqsa programming in Yehudah and Shomron.

Israeli media monitors have for years denounced the Al-Aqsa network for promoting terrorist activity and anti-Semitism, especially in children’s programming.

The directive came one day after the IDF raided a popular radio station in Chevron, confiscated equipment, and shut down the station on charges of inciting violence against Israelis.

It was the third radio station to be raided in recent weeks amid persistent Israeli claims that the recent wave of Palestinian terror attacks has been spurred by incitement against Israel in social and traditional media.