At the end of the month, the world will be able to view the latest headlines from the conflict in Gaza.
In Gaza, the Israeli military will have the last word.
But that won’t mean that the government will allow the country’s most important newspapers, like Haaretz and Yediot Aharonot, to publish, or allow any other news outlet to cover them, the government says.
It is a new way of controlling media in the occupied Palestinian territory, and it is a way that will only strengthen the state’s grip over the news media in Israel, said Shlomo Wertheimer, a political science professor at Bar Ilan University.
It will also allow the government to censor any news outlet that it sees as being hostile to the Israeli occupation, and to censor its coverage of Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
In a recent ruling, the Jerusalem district court of the High Court of Justice dismissed an appeal by Haaretz, a leading Israel-based newspaper, against the government’s order to ban the newspaper from publishing the most sensitive parts of its coverage.
Haaretz is not allowed to publish stories that could endanger the lives of Israeli soldiers, for instance, or the lives or safety of Palestinian civilians, according to the ruling.
In the past, Israel’s defense minister has tried to censor the coverage of any news outlets that he deemed to be critical of the government.
The government has said it is simply following orders from the attorney general’s office, which is the same entity that decides who can and cannot be allowed to report from the territories.
But Wertheim said this new regulation will allow that to happen more frequently.
If the attorney-general has ordered the restriction, it will be implemented, he said.
It also means that any news organization, whether it is independent or pro-government, can be barred from publishing news, and that they will have to submit a list of all their sources for review before they can publish, said Wertheheimer.
There are no other restrictions on the Israeli media, he added.
But the restrictions on publication are also not limited to news organizations.
The restrictions on access to the internet and online forums will be enforced.
The military will block any social media accounts that publish information critical of Israel, and will block accounts that post or link to information critical to Israel, according the government website.
The decision is a major blow to the independence of the newsrooms in Israel and the Middle East, said Yigal Palmor, a columnist at the pro-Palestine newspaper Al-Hayat.
It has a chilling effect on journalists, who will have a harder time doing their job, said Palmor.
And it is just the latest example of how the government is using the media as a tool to control the narrative.
The military is also considering shutting down internet access to many sites, including the website of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the armed wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, Palmor said.
The government says the ban on the publication of Haaretz was the result of a court order, and not an internal decision, said Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon.
He added that the army will continue to enforce the ban.
Ya’alon also said that there will be no censorship of the Palestinian Authority and other Palestinian media.