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Hamas to launch new satellite TV channel

Hamas is preparing to launch a new television channel to promote its perspective despite its current financial crisis.
A Palestinian anchor works inside a studio of Al-Aqsa Television in Gaza City March 19, 2010. U.S. Treasury on Thursday imposed sanctions against two firms in Gaza Islamic National Bank and Al-Aqsa Television for their ties to Hamas. Mohammed Abu Thraya, deputy director of the Al-Aqsa station called on world media outlets to condemn what he called an assault by Israel and the U.S. against "free media". REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MEDIA) - RTR2BTGD
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Hamas-led Gaza government is preparing to launch its own Al Ra’i satellite television channel, a new addition to an array of print and electronic media outlets by the same name.

The head of the government media office, Ihab al-Ghussein, announced Feb. 16 that a Council of Ministers resolution is being implemented to establish a television channel that will reflect government policies on various Palestinian issues.

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