Palestinian group files petitions to take down mobile masts

Wednesday 18 September 2013 | 09:14 CET | News
A group of Palestinians has petitioned the High Court to order the removal of some 100 commercial mobile phone towers across the West Bank, claiming that they are placed on Palestinian-owned or disputed land. Israeli communications minister Gilad Erdan told the army radio network that he asked defence minister Moshe Ya'alon to designate the antennas as vital to security, thereby blocking their dismantling. The Times of Israel, which reported the story, adds that the towers in question are largely used by Israeli settlers. They belong to Israeli operators Pelephone, Orange and Cellcom.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Cellcom / Orange / Pelephone
Countries: Israel / Palestinian Territory, Occupied
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