Israel to ban Al Jazeera, PM announces

Netanyahu insisted the station was Hamas' bullhorn and a terrorist channel
Press freedom advocates worldwide expressed concern Monday after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would use newly passed temporary legislation to shut down the local operations of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera news service. The new law will only be in effect for 45 days and must be re-approved every 45 days, expiring on July 31. The judges have three days to decide whether to "amend" the decision or limit its duration.

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