Israel Orders Al Jazeera to Shut Down

So much for Israel's claims of being a democracy, more like a fascist state under Bibi and his right wing extremists' leadership.

So much for Israel claiming to be a democracy, more like a fascist state under Bibi and his right wing extremists’ leadership.

Israel ordered the local offices of Qatar’s Al Jazeera satellite news network to close Sunday, escalating a long-running feud between the broadcaster and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s hard-line government as Doha-mediated cease-fire negotiations with Hamas hang in the balance.

The extraordinary order, which includes confiscating broadcast equipment, preventing the broadcast of the channel’s reports and blocking its websites, is believed to be the first time Israel has ever shuttered a foreign news outlet.

Al Jazeera went off Israel’s main cable provider in the hours after the order. However, its website and streaming links across multiple online platforms still operated Sunday.

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