"I contacted the Public Security Minister [Gilad Erdan] in order to close the [Al Jazeera] network’s offices in Israel. I contacted other sources requesting to restrict the network’s broadcasts to open satellites," Kara said at a press conference as quoted by the Jerusalem Online news outlet.
"We are going to set measures in order to illustrate our war on terrorism, on radical Islam and our solidarity with the sane Arab world," Kara pointed out.
Kara's announcement was praised by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who had accused the Doha-based broadcaster of inciting violence in July.
Later in the day, Doha-based Al Jazeera responded to the plans of Israel to shut down its activities in the country.
"Al Jazeera stresses that it will closely watch the developments that may result from the Israeli decision, and will take the necessary legal measures towards it," the broadcaster said in the statement condemning the intentions of Israel.
The media outlet added that it would continue covering the events in Palestine "professionally and accurately."
Apart from criticism from Israel, Al Jazeera has been accused by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain of supporting terrorism in the region. In July, the four countries required Doha to shut down the broadcaster to restore the relations suspended in a diplomatic row over Qatar's alleged role in destabilizing the situation in the Middle East. The ultimatum was however refuted by Doha.