A Twitter account of Hamas’s armed wing has been suspended with the aid of directors, the Palestinian Islamist motion stated Thursday, accusing the social media website of censorship.
The account of the Ezzedine al-Assam Brigades, @AlqassamBrigade, seemed to have been suspended a couple of instances over the previous week, and used to be nonetheless inaccessible with a “suspended” discover on Thursday.
A spokesman for the armed wing of Hamas, which governs the Gaza Strip, accused Twitter of suppressing freedom of speech and of pandering to the political agenda of Hamas’s sworn enemy Israel.
“This is proof of the ethical chapter of the (Israeli) occupation in preventing any vocal resistance to it, and is an try to wipe out the fact and disguise the crimes of the Zionist occupation in opposition to Palestinian civilians,” spokesman Abu Obaida wrote to AFP.
“Twitter’s administration is exercising double requirements. They’re giving credibility to the Zionist (Israeli) military, permitting it to practice its terrorism in opposition to the harmless and use its Twitter account to wage threats.
“However they’re censoring the Assam Brigades account, which exposes the hostilities of the terrorist Zionist military and displays the fact.
“This is a clear violation of Twitter’s principles and laws,” he mentioned.
A Twitter spokesperson refused to remark, telling AFP: “We do now not remark on particular person money owed, for privateers and safety causes.”
Throughout the final full-scale war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the Assam Brigades and Israel’s military engaged in a heated propaganda conflict on Twitter.
The Assam Brigades additionally function an Arabic-language account @Qassam_Arabic, and the Hebrew-language @qassamhebrew, each of which had been working on Thursday.