PA Demands Israeli Government End Incitement against Official TV

RAMALLAH, October 15, 2015 (WAFA) – The Palestinian presidency Thursday denounced statements made by the newly-appointed justice minister, ‏Ayelet Shaked, in which she incited against the official TV station ‘Palestine’ and demanded its immediate closure.

In an official statement, the presidency called on the Israeli government to put an end to the stream of daily official incitement, the latest of which was the call to shut down the TV station. The presidency further urged the Israeli government to put an end to all acts that could lead to increased violence and tension.

Secretary-General of the Palestinian Cabinet, Ali Abu Diak, commented on Shaked’s statement saying, “The so-called justice minister, Shaked, is not ashamed of her government’s criminal behavior, which executes Palestinian children.’

‘The only thing that annoys Shaked watching these cruel and inhuman scenes, is the fact that the Palestine TV decided to show them on screen,” he predicted.’

An official at the Palestine TV said those who work at this station do not create events, but only transmit them. The TV is doing its job by sharing the real footage with the audience.

The TV administration and crew, “who stressed they are just doing their job”, affirmed they will not be intimidated by similar statements.