Twitter has suspended, on Israel’s request, dozens of Palestinian accounts that have been active in posting tweets against the much-condemned normalization deals between the Tel Aviv regime and some Arab countries.
During the past few days, Twitter blocked dozens of accounts belonging to Palestinian figures and social media activists, said Sada Social Center, which monitors social media violations of the Palestinian content, in an interview with Turkey’s official Anadolu news agency on Sunday.
The NGO said that the suspended Twitter accounts included tweets that expressed opinions against the so-called normalization of relations by Bahrain, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Sudan with Israel, and also contained tweets about Israel’s annexation plans in the occupied West Bank.
It added that the group had sent a letter that were signed by different civil society institutions to Twitter administration to protest such measure, urging it to reverse the controversial decision.
Separately, the Forum of Palestinian Journalists (FPJ) lambasted the Twitter’s move, saying that it was taken at the behest of Israel and in response to Israeli pressure, the Palestinian Information Center reported.
Recently, Israel asked Twitter to suspend 128 accounts of Palestinian activists and figures after they had highlighted issues against Israel’s annexation plans and its normalization deals with Arab states, the FPJ added.
The forum further called on Twitter to overturn its decision in blocking Palestinian accounts and to respect users’ rights to freedom of opinion and expression.
The US-brokered normalization deals between Israel and the three Arab nations have sparked waves of massive protests across the Palestinian territories and many other countries.