West Bank: Israeli troops raid multiple media outlets

Source: Haaretz [Israel]

“The Israeli army raided the offices of TV channels and production companies in the West Bank overnight on Tuesday, confiscating equipment and closing some of them down. The IDF Spokesperson said that eight media companies were raided and two Palestinians were arrested. The Palestinian Authority condemned the raids, stating that the operation’s central goal was to ‘sabotage’ those ‘exposing the occupation’s crimes.’ … The Israeli army said the media companies, raided by joint forces of the IDF, the Shin Bet, and the civil administration, are suspected of distributing incitement materials, and that Israel will ‘continue to take action against incitement to terror’ because it ‘leads directly to terrorist attacks.'” (10/18/17)