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Israel revokes credentials of Al Jazeera journalist

Al-Jazeera journalist, Elias Karram [Image: Al Jazeera]
Al-Jazeera journalist, Elias Karram [Image: Al Jazeera]

Israel yesterday decided to revoke the press credentials of Al Jazeera journalist Elias Karram.

The decision came after a letter was sent from Communications Minister Ayoub Kara about Karram, a senior reporter at Al Jazeera’s Jerusalem bureau, as part of his efforts to shut down the Qatari-owned satellite network.

Kara claimed the Al Jazeera reporter had made remarks in May 2016 describing the journalistic work as an integral part of the resistance.

According to Israeli newspapers, the reporter was asked to attend a hearing at which the press office will make a final decision about his credentials.

He will be asked to explain how his 2016 remarks do not contradict journalistic ethics.

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