YouTube reactivates Palestinian Media Watch channel
The video sharing website originally removed the PMW video channel for "severe violations of our Community Guidelines."
By JPOST.COM STAFF, RON FRIEDMAN
December 20, 2010 15:24
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In response to criticism and outrage by supporters, the video-sharing website YouTube reactivated a video
channel operated by Israeli NGO Palestinian Media Watch on Monday.
The website removed PMW's video channel from its servers on Sunday for "severe violations" of
YouTube’s community guidelines.
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channel, which featured videos of Palestinian incitement against Jews
and Israelis, posted by the group in order to expose Arab media
undercurrents, was accused of repeatedly airing hate speech.
director Itamar Marcus said he had received an automatically generated
letter from YouTube informing him that the channel had been removed
following complaints by YouTube users.
"YouTube has removed some of our videos in the past, but closing down the site is a tremendous disservice," said Marcus.