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PA shuts down West Bank radio station
Reuters -
Israel News
November27,09, 23:51
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3811785,00.html


Palestinian police close station after Israel says it interferes with military, airport communications

Palestinian police closed a radio station in the West Bank after Israel charged the broadcasts interfered with Israeli military and airport communications, a Palestinian security source said on Friday.

Majdi al-Arabid, owner of the al-Hariya station, said Palestinian forces had arrested him and kept him in custody for a day when he refused their orders to shut the station, then freed him on bail on Friday.



The station`s broadcasts are pro-Fatah, the secular Palestinian movement headed by President Mahmoud Abbas. Once based in the coastal Gaza Strip, al-Arabid moved the station to the West Bank when Hamas Islamists seized Gaza in 2007.

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Palestinian police have in the past few months increasingly taken up security duties in the West Bank.



Israel has insisted on better Palestinian security control as a condition for resuming peace talks stalled since last December

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