Communications Minister Ayoob Kara said he plans to revoke the press credentials of Al-Jazeera journalists, effectively preventing them from working in Israel.
There was no timetable given for the implementation of the measures.
Israel announced on Sunday its intention to close the offices of Al-Jazeera, accused by the authorities of engaging in "incitement" to violence, announced that the israeli ministry of Communications.
Al-Jazeera's local offices have been shut in Jordan and Saudi Arabia, and the channel and affiliate sites have been blocked in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain.
"Al-Jazeera condemns this action on the part of a State that claims to be the only democracy in the Middle East", said to AFP this official, adding that the chain will be challenged in the justice of this measure, which he described as a "serious".
Mr Netanyahu wrote on Facebook on 26 July that he wanted Al Jazeera expelled amid tensions over a sensitive Jerusalem holy site.Читайте также: IT Department raids Karnataka minister Shivakumar's kin's house
"I congratulate minister Kara, who upon my instructions, took practical steps today to stop Al Jazeera's incitement-filled activities", Netanyahu wote on twitter.
Al Jazeera says its journalists were barred from the press conference where the announcement was made. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has likened its coverage to "Nazi Germany-style" propaganda.
However, Al Jazeera has denied such allegations and said that it is an independent media agency. "Freedom of expression is not freedom to incite". "And when we see that all these countries have determined as fact that Al-Jazeera is a tool of the Islamic State (group), Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran, and we are the only one who have not determined that then something delusional is happening here".
"Our coverage of events in the palestinian territories is professional and objective, and the Israelis have acknowledged a few times because we are keen to present the views and their opposites", he said.
According to an article on Al-Jazeera, Rami Khouri from the American University in Beirut, said the plan was "very typical of regimes" in the region.
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