Hamas slams Twitter for closing its accounts

Twitter says in a statement that it does not comment on individual accounts for 'privacy and security reasons'

Hamas slams Twitter for closing its accounts

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Palestinian group Hamas lashed out at Twitter on Friday, after the social media giant allegedly closed a number of its accounts.

The party's military wing, the Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades, said its English and Arabic-language accounts had been closed for the third time in two weeks.

One of the closed accounts had more than 140,000 followers, it said in a statement.

Al-Qassam accused Twitter of showing a "clear bias to the Israeli occupation where it should (adopt a) neutral position toward both sides."

It said that Israeli officials were allowed to encourage "racism, extremism and terrorism" on the site, and called on the company to reopen the accounts.

Twitter said in a statement that it does not comment on individual accounts for "privacy and security reasons."

Last Mod: 01 Nisan 2016, 15:29
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