April 2, 2016 update: Twitter has shut down Hamas’s pages, with no comment. Hamas, however, accused Twitter of “showing a clear bias to the Israeli occupation where it should [adopt a] neutral position toward both sides.”
Dec. 5, 2015 update: In the wake of the San Bernadino jihadist massacre, Facebook announced it had taken down one of the murderers’ posts, in which she pledged allegiance to ISIS, because the social media company’s policy is “to remove posts that ‘support or glorify’ terrorism.” Does Twitter have a similar policy – and if not, why not? If you think it should, and that it should apply to the terrorist group Hamas, please go to the bottom of this page for information about how to make your voice known to Twitter’s management.
(1) Since 1997, Hamas has been designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the U.S. government.
(2) Under 18 U.S. Code § 2339B, it is a violation of federal law to provide “material support or resources to designated foreign terrorist organizations.”
Five examples of the terror-incitement and lies that Twitter has allowed Hamas to post
Here are a few examples of Hamas’s calls for continuation of the most recent reign of Palestinian terrorism (“The Third Intifada”), which, as of Dec. 7, has killed 22 Jews and injured 215, 21 seriously.
(1) Nov. 25, 2015: “Hamas calls for escalation against occupation, declares tomorrow a day of anger against Zionist occupation.#ThirdIntifada #alaqsaunderattack”
(2) Nov. 24, 2015: “A Palestinian fighting occupation and aggression on his land by all means available is NEVER a terrorist.”
Twitter also either knows, or should know, that Hamas and other Islamist terror gangs use deceptive, shocking imagery and inflammatory headlines, in order to incite Muslims to hate and attack Jews. Here are a few recent examples of how Hamas has done this on Twitter, only because Twitter has allowed it to do so:
(3) Nov. 21, 2015: “Head of the northern settlements council runs over & kills Palestinian lady at Hwarra junction in #Nablus city.”
Just one little detail that Hamas left out – the reason the driver ran over that Palestinian “lady” was because she was in the process of stabbing a Jew.
(4) Nov. 10, 2015: “Zionist occupation forces kidnap two Palestinian minors after assaulting them in occupied #Jerusalem. #SaveChildren”
Just one tiny detail that Hamas forgot to mention: these two “children,” ages 11 and 14, had just stabbed an Israeli security guard, and resisted arrest.
(5) Nov. 20, 2015: “Hamas praises the Tel Avivi[sic] operation conducted by Raed Masalmeh, led to killing two Zionist settles on Thursday.”
What was this Palestinian’s “operation”? He burst into a synagogue as prayers were being conducted, and stabbed two Jews to death.
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