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Israel’s government moves to shutdown Al Jazeera in the country

# Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet voted unanimously to close the operations of the Al Jazeera television network in the country, for as long as the war in Gaza continues. Police raided the Qatari broadcaster’s office and confiscated equipment at the Ambassador Hotel in Jerusalem yesterday. The Israeli government claims the network is a threat to national security and a mouthpiece for Hamas. Al Jazeera condemned the cabinet’s decision as a criminal act, which infringed on the human right to access information.