News Release

Israel Bombs Palestinians as Twitter Censors Them

ALI ABUNIMAH, ali at electronicintifada.net, @AliAbunimah
Co-founder of the Electronic Intifada, Abunimah said today: “Israel’s extrajudicial killing of Abu Ata in Gaza seems calculated to escalate the situation in Gaza, and create an even more catastrophic situation for civilians there. Israel is already attacking civilians in Gaza through its silent but deadly blockade of the territory. Added to that, two million civilians now live in fear of Israeli bombing and a large-scale attack. They have no shelters and little means of self-defense against one the most powerful militaries in the world.” Also see recent piece by EI: “Vital medicines run out in Gaza

“Abunimah recently wrote the piece “Twitter censors news from Palestine,” which states: “Twitter shut down the accounts of Quds News Network, a major Palestinian news publication, without warning or explanation. …

“This alarming act of censorship is another indication of the complicity of major social media firms in Israel’s efforts to suppress news and information about its abuses of Palestinian rights.”

See piece by Glenn Greenwald from 2017: “Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments.”