As someone who has been repeated blocked by Facebook for innocuous posts without explicit explanation by FB, I applaud the demand from Palestine Media Watch for Facebook to remove the Fatah Facebook page for their explicit glorification of Palestinian terror.
“We strongly request that Facebook immediately close and delete Fatah’s Facebook page and ensure that no similar page is reopened,” the letter reads after PMW completed a 45 page report that showed Fatah glorifying mass murderers and other terrorists responsible for hundreds of murders of Israelis, Americans and others.
“These posts breached both Facebook’s Counter-Terrorism Policy and Facebook’s Community Standards,” wrote PMW in its letter, noting that Facebook standards state that the company does not allow any organizations or individuals that proclaim a violent mission or are engaged in violence to have a presence on Facebook. This includes those involved in terrorist activity, organized hate, mass or serial murder, human trafficking or organized violence or criminal activity.
“Whereas raising the social status of any terrorist murderer can have a negative impact especially on youth, by repeatedly honoring terrorists through Facebook while the terror attack is still headline news, Fatah is sending the worst possible message to all Palestinians – that murdering Israelis is not only desirable, but is also the fastest path to honor and fame for the terrorist and his or her entire family,” said Itamar Marcus, who co-authored the report with legal expert and friend, Maurice Hirsch.
Fatah’s page has 146,221 likes and 154,804 followers.
How is it that Facebook allows this terror group access to its platform yet people like you and me get 30 day bans for posting our free speech views?