Israeli Military Shuts Palestinian Radio Station, Arrests Five Journalists

Israel alleges the Hebron-area station's broadcast support violence.

IDF soldiers on August 31, 2016 shutter the Palestinian radio station Sanabel, in the West Bank town of Dura, alleging its broadcasts incited violence.
Courtesy of IDF Spokesman

Israeli forces raided a Palestinian radio station in the West Bank town of Dura, arrested the manager and five employees and shut the station for three months alleging its broadcasts supported violence.

Palestinian reports said the Sanabel station was damaged during the raid and soldiers the soldiers confiscated broadcasting equipment and glued copies of the shutdown order on its doors.

The station's manager and five employees were arrested at their homes during the raid, on suspicion of incitement and broadcasts in support of attacks on Israelis.

The station is also accused of praising attacks and encouraging Palestinian protests.

Israeli soldiers at the Hebron-area station Sanabel, August 31, 2016.
IDF Spokesperson's Unit

The Israeli army has raided several radio and television stations mainly those with links to Hamas or Islamic Jihad,  also alleging their broadcasts were aimed at inciting violence.