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Israel Closes Palestinian Radio Station over anti-Israel Incitement

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By Jeremy Reynalds, Senior Correspondent, ASSIST News Service (jeremyreynalds@gmail.com)  
Palestinian youth hurl stonesHEBRON (ANS — November 4, 2015) — Israeli authorities raided a Palestinian radio station in Hebron before dawn Tuesday on suspicion that the station systematically aired incitement to violence against Israelis. 
According to a story by Israel Hayom for JNS.org, during the raid, conducted by the Israel Defense Forces and the Civil Administration, troops confiscated broadcast and technical equipment, forcing the station off the air.
The Al-Huriya radio station is said to have encouraged violent “resistance” marches.
“The operation to confiscate equipment and close the station was a necessary step in the efforts to rein in the incitement whose results have been obvious over the last month,” JNS reported an IDF statement said. “The IDF will continue to use every legal means at its disposal to combat terrorists and their accomplices in order to provide security to the citizens of Israel.”
JNS said Al-Huriya was established in Gaza in 2002 by Palestine Liberation Organization activists, and was relocated to Hebron after Hamas violently took over the Gaza Strip in 2007. The station has been shut down by Israeli authorities twice: once in 2002 and again in 2008.
Most recently, JNS reported,  the station broadcast false claims that Israeli security forces were executing Palestinians and kidnapping Palestinian boys. 
JNS said the station also encouraged stabbing attacks against Israelis and honored the families of terrorists who died while committing attacks.
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Photo captions: 1) Palestinians hurl stones at Israeli troops during clashes in the West Bank village of Si’eer north of Hebron. 2) Jeremy and Elma Reynalds.

Jeremy and Elma ReynaldsAbout the writer: Jeremy Reynalds is Senior Correspondent for the ASSIST News Service, a freelance writer and also the founder and CEO of Joy Junction, New Mexico’s largest emergency homeless shelter, www.joyjunction.org. He has a master’s degree in communication from the University of New Mexico, and a Ph.D. in intercultural education from Biola University in Los Angeles. His newest book is “From Destitute to Ph.D.” Additional details on “From Destitute to Ph.D.” are available at www.myhomelessjourney.com. Reynalds lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife, Elma. For more information contact: Jeremy Reynalds at jeremyreynalds@gmail.com. 
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