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June 24, 2010

Al-Aqsa TV Banned in Europe ... Or Not?


Will Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV go the way of Hezbollah's incendiary Al Manar TV -- and be taken off the air in Europe? According to a June 15 AP story by Ibrahim Barzak, Al-Aqsa TV is to cease broadcasting by June 26 because it spreads incitement. He writes:

The Hamas station - best known for its children's programs glorifying violence against Israel - is the centerpiece of a growing media operation of Gaza's Islamic militant Hamas rulers. Losing the satellite provider will hamper the group's attempts to spread its message and raise funds abroad.

As the Palestinian Maan News Agency's June 24 report notes, the instruction to shut down Al-Aqsa in Europe came from a ruling by France's Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel. Maan reported Al-Aqsa's claim:

"We do not incite hatred or anti-Semitism, and we have the right to defend the Palestinian struggle,"

MEMRI proves otherwise, with yet another example of bigoted ranting on the network, this time reiterating the long discredited, bogus claims regarding Benjamin Franklin and his alleged criticism of the Jews.

Posted by AL at June 24, 2010 12:43 PM


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