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Facebook resumes attack on Palestinian groups

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Facebook resumed its policy of targeting Palestinian media pages with the accounts of eight administrators of the Palestine Information Centre and Al-Rai being deleted, Quds News reported.

This comes in light of the continued attack on the Palestine Network for Dialogue, an online discussion board, in what is being seen as an attempt to “besiege all Palestinian content on the network”.

Facebook continues to block Palestine Network for Dialogue’s page, in spite of it releasing an apology to say the action was taken by “mistake”.

The Palestine Information Centre had 2.2 million Facebook followers and published daily news on Palestinian, Arab and international issues in addition to health, sports and culture.

Facebook also deleted the account of Arab48 which had hundreds of thousands of followers. The website specialises in publishing stories about the plight of Palestinians both in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip in addition to Arab Israelis living in Israel.

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  • ray rayz

    I had 8 FB accounts and all about Palestine and Zionism and all have been closed. I simply stopped using it. So people, switch off to FB and directly lobby politicians and people yourself, directly…

  • Fasdunkle

    Facebook reacts to complaints – if it receives a lot of complaints about a page it will remove or suspend it. It happens to lots of people and groups.

    • MissCostello

      “It happens to lots of people and groups.”
      So that’s alright then: can face-book only do what’s *right* when people ‘complain’? IOW; no conscience – no BRAIN.

      • Fasdunkle

        no, it isn’t alright. But it isn’t a palestinian thing

        • MissCostello

          “But it isn’t a palestinian thing”: ?????

          Beggars belief: WHAT is the title of the article these comments refer to? The *clue* is P.A.L.E.S.T.I.N.I.A.N. Furthermore, when it comes to basic human rights in the name of common decency – i.e. freedom of movement in one’s OWN fecking country without being SHOT, ATTACKED, HUMILIATED (& that’s just for starters) WE ARE ALL PALESTINIAN. Unless you have something *relevant / intelligent* to contribute, keep your garbage to yourself.

          • Fasdunkle

            The article tries to make out that facebook is vicitimising palestinians – it isn’t. The same happens to lots of groups. For example organised mobs often get atheist pages shut down.

          • MissCostello

            I’m shutting you down. Bye.

          • Fasdunkle

            bye bye, keep picking at your desired wounds

  • Svein Storetvedt

    FB digging own grave?