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Facebook Closes Palestinians, Pro-Palestine Pages

Palestinian activists decry move as flagrant violation of freedoms of opinion, expression.

14 January 2018

DAYS OF PALESTINE — Facebook has unilaterally closed several pro-Palestine pages for “incitement” claims in a move Palestinians describe as flagrant violation of freedoms of opinion and expression.

Israeli officials, including Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked recently met with Facebook representatives, who were threatened with prosecution if they did not meet Israeli demands to delete the accounts of several Palestinian activists.

Within the past four months alone, Shaked submitted 158 separate requests to Facebook officials for the deletion of content on different pro-Palestine Facebook pages. […]

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