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IDF shutters Palestinian radio station over ‘incitement’

Hebron’s Al-Huriya radio urged stabbing attacks, violent riots in city that has been an epicenter of violence, army says

Israeli security forces stand in the street during clashes with Palestinian demonstrators in the West Bank city of Hebron, on October 30, 2015. (AFP/Thomas Coex, File)
Israeli security forces stand in the street during clashes with Palestinian demonstrators in the West Bank city of Hebron, on October 30, 2015. (AFP/Thomas Coex, File)

IDF soldiers and Civil Administration officials raided a Palestinian radio station overnight Monday after it aired what the army called “incitement” to deadly attacks against Israelis.

Broadcast equipment was seized in the raid on the offices of the Hebron station al-Huriya over its broadcasts of support for the stabbing of Israelis in the West Bank city, which has produced the largest number of attackers in the latest wave of stabbings.

The Hebron area has seen 29 Palestinian attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians over the past five weeks, 22 of them stabbing incidents.

Al-Huriya “broadcasts extreme incitement against the State of Israel, encourages stabbing attacks and supports violent demonstrations,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said Tuesday morning.

“The army will continue to take all legal steps available to it against the attackers and their accomplices in order to ensure security for the residents of the State of Israel,” the army said.

“The operation to confiscate equipment and close the station is a necessary step to rein in the incitement whose results we see in the field over the past month,” it said.

The station broadcast claims that Israel was executing Palestinians and kidnapping Palestinian youths, apparently in reference to the killing of stabbers during their attacks and IDF arrests of Palestinian stone-throwers and protesters in the West Bank, some of them minors.

Al-Huriya was established by Palestine Liberation Organization activists in the Gaza Strip in 2002, moving to Hebron after Hamas’s takeover of the coastal territory in 2007.

It was previously closed by Israel in 2002 and 2008.

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