Sunday , 25 September 2016

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Palestinian activists call for boycotting Facebook over censorship


PNN/ Bethlehem/ A group of Palestinian activists are calling for boycott of Facebook after it recently deleted numerous posts and personal accounts, and suspended the work of a few pages and accounts upon Israeli requests. Using the hashtag #FBCensorsPalestine, the campaign calls on Facebook users to refrain from posting and communicating …

Facebook disables accounts of Palestinian editors


Quds says disabling of its editors’ accounts is part of a campaign against Palestinian pages by Facebook. Editors at two of the most widely read Palestinian online publications have had their Facebook accounts disabled. Administrators for the Facebook pages of Quds, which has more than five million “likes,” and Shehab News …

Gaza’s Kerem Shalom crossing closed until further notice after being burglarized


RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — The Karm Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom) crossing was closed on Wednesday after it was burglarized before dawn, according to the Public Administration of the Crossing Points and Borders. Director-General of the administration Nazmi Muhanna said in a statement that burglars raided the crossing from the northwestern side and cut the through …

Facebook And Israel Officially Announce Collaboration To Censor Social Media Content


By Whitney Webb of Activist Post  (Sept 16) Following Facebook’s censorship controversy over a world famous photograph of the Vietnam War, Facebook has agreed to “work together” with Israel’s government to censor content Israeli officials deem to be improper. Facebook officially announced the “cooperative” arrangement after a meeting took place between …

Why proposed blasphemy law horrifies many in Gaza

A Palestinian man rides his bicycle in front of a mosque on a stormy day in Gaza January 18, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem  - RTX22XLX

Hamas declared in its founding charter created in August 1988 that it bases its ideas, concepts and perceptions on Islam and refers to it for guidance on all of its activities. Hamas views itself as an Islamic movement with a moderate ideology. It does not accuse anyone of disbelief, does not condone any killing based on religion and according …

first international seminar on gender-based violence in the humanitarian context of Gaza


Gaza Strip/PNN/ UN Women, with support of the Government of Japan, opened today the first international seminar on “Gender-Based Violence in the humanitarian context of the Gaza Strip. For the first time in Gaza, more than 250 national and international representatives from civil society, humanitarian, development organisations and donors are …