The Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) has been pressuring Facebook to remove terror-promoting posts in addition to terror-promoting Fatah Facebook pages.
Whereas Facebook has not taken appropriate action against Fatah’s page, apparently Facebook is putting some pressure on the PA. In response, PA prime minister Muhammad Shtayyeh has demanded of Facebook not restrict Palestinian pro-terror content.
In a meeting with Facebook Vice-President for Global Affairs and Communications Nick Clegg, Shtayyeh reiterated that Palestinians have a “right to express the Palestinian narrative without the content being limited or removed.”
He mentioned terms that PMW has documented are euphemisms for violence and terror against Israel and serve to glorify terrorists:
“We oppose the tagging of important words in our discourse such as “Martyr” and “resistance” as violating the [Facebook] community standards.”
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 20, 2021]
PMW has documented that Fatah uses the term “Martyr” to present murderers of Israelis as role models for Palestinian youth, and calls for “resistance” often when it wants terror.