Joint IDF, Shabak, Israel Police close 8 Arab media offices over incitement to violence

In a joint nighttime operation, the IDF, Border Police, & Shabak arrest 18 wanted Arab terrorists and seal illegal Palestinian media outlets that incite and/or support terrorist attacks on Israelis.

By Ido Ben Porat

 

Israeli security forces on Tuesday night raided eight Arab media outlets responsible for broadcasting incitement and encouraging terrorism.

The operation was carried out by IDF, Shabak (Israel Security Agency), and the Civil Administration, and included the closing of illegal and inciting media outlets, as well as the confiscation of documents and equipment.

IDF soldiers during Tuesday night’s operation to close inciting, illegal Arab media outlets. – Photo: IDF spokesperson’s Unit.

Two wanted suspects were arrested during the operation, both on suspicion of incitement.

According to an IDF source, the operation is “part of expanded efforts to foil….every attempt at terror, including incitement. Security forces in the area will work to fight terror. This includes incitement, since it is clear that there is a direct correlation between incitement, terror attacks, and support for terror.”

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Separately, the IDF, Shabak, Border Police, and Israel Police arrested in Judea and Samaria 18 wanted terrorists. 15 of these terrorists were arrested on suspicion of involvement in “lone wolf” terror activity, disruption of order, and violence towards civilians and security personnel.

The suspects have been taken for interrogation. Confiscated items and other findings were turned over to investigators.

 

View original Arutz Sheva publication at:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/236864

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