Dozens of people gathered outside the UN office in Gaza to protest against the blocking of pages of Palestinian activists by the social network Facebook. As informs television channel «al Jazeera», mainly in the demonstration was attended by journalists.
The demonstration was held under the slogan «Facebook is complicit in Israeli crimes» and «Facebook supports the occupation.» It was organized by the NGO «Committee for the support of journalists», but the main speaker was the press-Secretary of Hamas Salama maarouf street.
«This social network is the main suppressor of freedom of speech and expression. 20% of the Israeli pages inciting violence against the Palestinians,» he said, adding that since the beginning of 2017 Facebook shut down 300 pages of Palestinian activists, under the «ridiculous» excuses.
We will remind that in February of 2017, the administration of the social network blocked access to the official page of the Palestinian Fatah movement, standing in power in the Palestinian authority. The page — about 70 thousand subscribers.
At the top of this page was a photo of the founder «of the Palestine liberation Organization» and the Fatah party of Yasser Arafat with a rifle in hand, standing next to Vice-Chairman Mahmoud al-Alalam.
Responsible for the promotion of Fatah party in social networks Munir Garub in an interview with France Presse said that this photo was viewed by the administration of Facebook as «material that advocates violence».
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