Google and Apple both remove Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV streaming app

The Anti-Defamation League welcomes move, commends Apple for its vigilance in ensuring that terrorist-affiliated orgs don’t have access as Apple’s customers.

By Israel Hayom Staff


Google and Apple have both removed a Hezbollah application for streaming video from its Al-Manar satellite network from their respective app stores, tech media website CNET reported on Tuesday.


Al-Manar is the broadcasting arm of Hezbollah.
Photo credit: Al-Manar

The Anti-Defamation League wrote to Apple on Friday when it became aware of the app. It was removed from the iTunes store on Sunday. A spokesman for Google told CNET on Tuesday that it had also removed the app from Google Play.

Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, welcomed the move, saying, “As the media arm of the terrorist group Hezbollah, Al-Manar is a source for anti-American and anti-Israel propaganda and messages of hate and violence. We commend Apple for removing the app from the iTunes store and appreciate their vigilance in ensuring that terrorist-affiliated organizations will not have access to Apple’s customers.”

Al-Manar, the broadcasting arm of Hezbollah, had been advertising the app on its television network. The U.S. State Department included Al-Manar on its Terrorism Exclusion List in December 2004.

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