IDF forces early Wednesday morning raided and ransacked the Arab radio station al-Sanabel in Dura, near Hebron, detained five employees for interrogation, and closed the station down for three months. The action was taken in response to incitement that was being broadcast by the station. According to the IDF Spokesperson, al-Sanabel regularly broadcast anti-Israeli content, supported attacks on Israeli citizens, congratulated terrorists for carrying out acts of murder, and encouraged Arab participation in riots.
The IDF force left a closure order on the station’s sealed door.
Arab media identified the detainees as station chief Ahmad al-Darawish, and employees Muhammad al-Sus, Nidal Amro, Muntaser Nassar, and Hamed al-Nammura. Their homes were also raided.
An IDF spokesman issued a statement in Arabic saying Israeli army, police, and civil administration authority forces closed al-Sanabel under a military order accusing the radio station of broadcasting programs that incite against Israel.