Al-Jazeera denounces Netanyahu's attempt to close Jerusalem office
The Doha-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday over the later's attempt to close the Al-Jazeera Jerusalem news bureau, accusing him of "arbitrary accusations and hostile statements."
"The network moreover reiterates that it will continue covering the news and events of the occupied Palestinian territories, and elsewhere, both professionally and objectively," Al-Jazeera said in a statement.
Al-Jazeera said they will continue to work in Jerusalem and "would take all necessary legal measures in case they act on their threat."
Al-Jazeera, a main conduit for news from Israel to the Arab and Muslim world, extensively covered recent tensions in Jerusalem over Israeli security measures at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount.