Jerusalem: The Israeli army today raided and shut down a Palestinian radio station, confiscating equipment and causing significant damage, after the military accused it of celebrating attacks on Israelis.
Dozens of soldiers barged into the offices of the Al-Hurria station in Hebron in the occupied West Bank in the early hours of today morning, the station's executive director said in a video posted online.
The army said the station was shut down and that its coverage "glorifies attacks against Israelis".
Ayman al-Qawasmi, Al-Hurria's director, said soldiers approached the building around 2:00 am (0000 GMT).
"We thought it was related to the campaign of arrests but were surprised to see they were targeting the radio's premises," he said.
"Unfortunately they destroyed everything inside the building, there is nothing left. They confiscated broadcasting equipment, microphones."