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test for Hamas TV in Europe. By Yonatan Frimer
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—A
France-based satellite provider is halting broadcasts of the Hamas TV
channel to Europe and parts of the Arab world because of concerns that
it spreads incitement, a station official said Tuesday.
The decision will deprive Gaza-based al-Aqsa TV of most of its
viewers, said the channel's head, Hazem Sharawy.
Hamas station -- best known for its children's programs glorifying
violence against Israel -- is the centerpiece of a growing media
operation of Gaza's Islamic militant Hamas rulers. Losing the satellite
provider will hamper the group's attempts to spread its message and
raise funds abroad.
decision to cut off the Hamas station came six years after a similar
move by France and the U.S. against al-Manar, the channel of Lebanese
guerrilla group Hezbollah.
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