Why does Twitter enable Hamas to spread its propaganda? [UPDATED]

By on July 5, 2017 in Contributors, Jon Sutz with 0 Comments

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July 5, 2017 update: Twitter is apparently once again allowing the terrorist group Hamas to use its platform, to spew its hate, lies and incitement.  Now, the terror group has formally announced its support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which is spreading like a cancer on Western college campuses. See this article in the Jerusalem Post.  If you’d like to express your views on this matter to Twitter’s top executives, their contact info is at the end of this article.

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.


This report was originally published November 15, 2015.

hamas-620x425Why has Twitter enabled Hamas, the notorious, anti-Semitic terrorist gang, to have and maintain a page since 2012?

Facts:

(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.”

(3) Yet since December 2012, Twitter has allowed Hamas (specifically its terrorist wing, the Al Qassams Brigade) to maintain a page, which it uses to spread its propaganda throughout the world:

25Nov15 Hamas Al Qassam Brigade on Twitter since Dec2012

Screencap taken November 25, 2015 of the Official Hamas terrorist propaganda page on Twitter. The social media giant has allowed Hamas to maintain this page since December 2012.


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”

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(2) Nov. 24, 2015: “A Palestinian fighting occupation and aggression on his land by all means available is NEVER a terrorist.”

24Nov15 Intifada is not terrorism

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

07Dec15 Hamas tweet - Israeli Jew runs over Palestinian woman murderer

(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.

10Nov15 Hamas claims IDF kidnapped assaulted children

(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.

20Nov15 Hamas mourns murderer


If you’d like to make your voice known on this matter to Twitter’s leadership:

Jack Dorsey, CEO (bio)

Omid Kordestani, Executive Chairman (bio)

Twitter, Inc.
1355 Market St Ste 900
San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States
(415) 222-9670

Write to Twitter’s Board of Directors here.

Please be polite, concise and to the point.

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About the Author

About the Author: Jon Sutz is the Editor of SaveTheWest.com. Jon is a liberty-oriented multimedia graphic designer, writer and creative consultant, based in Charlottesville, VA (jonsutz.com). Most recently, Jon authored his first book, about the dog that helped to save his life after 9/11, "Saved By Shayna: Life Lessons From A Miracle Dog," and is creating an activism campaign to help prevent dogs from suffering in hot cars: HeatKills.org. .

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