White House says Israel shutting AP’s Gaza video is ‘concerning’

The White House expresses concern after the US news agency The Associated Press said that Israel had shut down its live video feed of war-torn Gaza.

“Obviously this is concerning and we want to look into it,” Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre tells reporters on US President Joe Biden’s plane as he traveled to New Hampshire.

Jean-Pierre says the White House believes journalists have the ability and right to do their jobs.

AP says the move came after  Israeli authorities accused it of violating a new ban on Al Jazeera.

AP says  authorities had also seized its camera and broadcasting equipment.

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