Following are excerpts from an interview with Abdallah Qassir, head of Hizbullah’s Al-Manar TV, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on June 16, 2010.
Abdallah Qassir: The truth is that the same thing that is happening to Al-Aqsa TV today happened to Al-Manar TV in the past. I consider this measure to constitute media and ideological terrorism. This is part of Western policy, in which Israel and Zionism play an important role.
It is no secret that the Zionist enemy has established a large group of lobbies in the decision-making centers in Europe and the U.S. Two of these lobbies specialize in monitoring what they call “terrorist media,” which refers to the resistance media, of course.
One of these organizations, MEMRI, built the case against Al-Manar TV in France, and referred it to the Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel.
I believe that today, if we look into the background of what is going on, we will find that the same organizations are behind the resolution [against Al-Aqsa TV], and that they exert pressure on the European decision-making centers.