Israeli government moves to impose ban on al-Jazeera news network

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Reporters have press cards revoked and cable and satellite broadcasters asked to block transmission of Qatar-based network

Israel has moved to ban al-Jazeera from operating in the country and in the occupied territories, joining a boycott by Jordan, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia which have all accused the network of sponsoring terrorism.

The communications minister, Ayoob Kara, said press cards for al-Jazeera reporters would be revoked. His announcement follows a vow the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, made in July to close the Jerusalem office of the Qatari state-funded news network.

Related: Al-Jazeera: the Qatar broadcaster at centre of diplomatic crisis

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