France orders Hamas TV station off air, agency says

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.

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