US concerned after Israeli raid of Al Jazeera operation, says State Dept

A man maneuvers media equipment following an Israeli police raid on an Al Jazeera de facto office at the Ambassador Hotel in Jerusalem

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is "quite concerned" about Israel's shutdown of Al Jazeera's operations in the country, State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said on Monday, a day after Israeli authorities raided a Jerusalem hotel room used as the TV station's local office.

Washington thinks Qatari-owned Al Jazeera ought to be able to operate in Israel, Miller added.

(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk, Jasper Ward and Simon Lewis; Editing by Chris Reese)