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Israel Will Return Seized Associated Press Equipment After Criticism—Amid Escalating Media War

Posted on AllSides May 22nd, 2024
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Israeli Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi ordered the return of equipment to the Associated Press until the issue is “re-examined,” after Israel ignited free press concerns by seizing AP equipment and shutting down a live feed of Gaza, alleging the newswire service provided images to Al Jazeera, which is banned in Israel due to a new media law.

In a post on X, Karhi maintained the media equipment was used to disclose the location of troops in northern Gaza and created a security risk by sharing that information with Al Jazeera...

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