UPDATE 5/14/16 - Apple has removed the app from iTunes.
Last month, al-Manar, Hezbollah’s media arm, which is listed as a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist Entity” by the U.S. government, launched Trust News, a new iPhone app. Available through the Apple online store iTunes, the app streams al-Manar’s live television broadcasts and newsand provides access to al-Manar’s social media platforms.It also provides the latest speeches of Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah.
Unlike previous apps launched by the terrorist entity, the new app’s page on iTunes did not include any reference to al-Manar or Hezbollah, in an apparent attempt to circumvent Apple’s App Store Review Guidelines, which require apps to “comply with all legal requirements in any location where they are made available to users.”
Al-Manar’s website posted a link which directs its visitors to the iTunes store to download the mobile app.
ADL has alerted Apple about this new app.
ADL previously informed several US-based technology companies about apps launched by the terrorist entity and they were removed subsequently. For more information: