Palestinian media offices raided, shut down by Israeli security forces

GERMAN PRESS AGENCY - DPA
RAMALLAH/TEL AVIV
Published 18.10.2017 10:39
Updated 18.10.2017 10:45
An Israeli border policeman aims his weapon at Palestinian during clashes in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Friday, July 21, 2017. (AP Photo)
An Israeli border policeman aims his weapon at Palestinian during clashes in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Friday, July 21, 2017. (AP Photo)

Israeli security forces raided multiple Palestinian media offices across the West Bank and arrested two Palestinian suspects in a mass sweep early Wednesday.

An army spokeswoman said that media offices are suspected of broadcasting "inciting" content that encourages violence against Israelis.

The army raided eight media outlets in Ramallah, Bethlehem, Hebron and Nablus and two suspects were arrested in Hebron, Palestinian media reported.

Among the outlets are Ramsat and Transmedia, which had their entrances sealed shut by the army. These offices provide local and international media services.

Equipment and documents were also seized from media companies that provide services to the Hamas-affiliated Al Aqsa and Al Quds television stations.

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