France orders Hamas TV station off air, agency says
June 21, 2010 Leave a comment
CNN Wire Staff– France has asked that the official Hamas-run TV channel Al-Aqsa not be broadcast through French-based satellite provider Eutelsat on the grounds that the station has violated a prohibition on incitement to hatred or violence based on race, religion or nationality, the French broadcasting monitoring agency said in a release.
The station has broadcast “several programs ignoring this prohibition,” the Conseil Superieur de l’Audiovisuel said in a June 9 release obtained Tuesday by CNN.
Hazem Al-sha’rawi, the head of Al-Aqsa, said the decision was politically motivated. Read more.