The Associated Press claims that Israeli officials blocked the agency's broadcast and seized its equipment in southern Israel.

According to Kab Bet, inspectors from the Communications Ministry entered the AP office in Sderot, presented a warrant signed by Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi, and announced the cessation of the agency's operations.

The Communications Ministry confirmed the report, emphasizing that AP operators were consistently filming in Gaza and clashing with Israeli forces. They also accused AP staff of allowing the Qatari satellite channel Al Jazeera, whose broadcast was stopped for providing information to terrorists, to use their equipment to transmit materials.

The ministry stated that they had repeatedly warned AP representatives, but violations continued, leading to legal actions being taken against them.