The Islamic Movement's northern branch was outlawed by the Israeli government earlier this week.

Israel's internal security service, the Shin Bet, advised the government that there's no reason to outlaw the group.

But despite that, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went through with the decision, saying it is part of an effort to help the West fight what it calls the "war on terror".

Israeli-Palestinians call it persecution, an attempt to cover up Israel's security shortcomings.

Presenter: Nick Clark


Mouad Khateb - Member of the Islamic Movement

Mitchell Barak - Founder of the Keevoon Research Strategy and Communications consultancy 

Muhammed Zeidan - Director of the Arab Association for Human Rights

Source: Al Jazeera