Palestinian Fatah Facebook page shuttered following posts glorifying terror



A Palestinian Fatah Facebook post glorifying violence. Credit: Palestinian Media Watch.

( Facebook shut down the official page of the Palestinian Fatah political party following a rash of posts glorifying terrorism and murder against Israelis.

Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), an organization that monitors Palestinian incitement, said Tuesday that Fatah—which is headed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas—published more 130 Facebook posts constituting incitement in 2016. Additionally, the watchdog group said, Fatah posts in 2017 have glorified Palestinian arch-terrorist Abu Jihad, who planned attacks that killed 125 Israelis; have promoted dying for “Palestine;” and have endorsed violence in other ways.

Fatah, whose Facebook page was shuttered for the second time, claimed that Facebook unjustly shut down its page due to a “historical picture” of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat holding a weapon, but PMW argued that “the obvious reason is that Fatah’s endless stream of posts glorifying violence, terror and murder of Israelis caused the shutdown.”

Posted on March 1, 2017 .