NGO gets booted off YouTube for exposing Palestinian incitement video

PMW says that the account contained virtually all of their videos which were no longer accessible.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 6, 2016 16:48
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Palestinian Media Watch

Palestinian Media Watch shows Palestinian girl reciting poem that calls for a "war that will smash the oppressor and destroy the Zionist's soul," . (photo credit: PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH)

An NGO media watchdog that monitors Palestinian incitement claimed on Sunday that the video-sharing website YouTube has "terminated" their account after they released a Palestinian Authority broadcast featuring a little girl reciting a provocative anti-Zionist  poem.

The NGO Palestinian Media Watch said in a press release that after they had uploaded a video on Thursday showing a Palestinian girl recite a poem on PA TV which calls for a "war that will smash the oppressor and destroy the Zionist's soul," YouTube terminated the NGO's account for violating their "terms of service."

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PMW added that the account contained virtually all of their videos which were no longer accessible.

"It is outrageous and surprising that YouTube would close PMW's account," the PMW press release stated, adding "PMW's exposure of Palestinian incitement and hate speech is recognized and lauded by parliaments and governments around the world."

This is not the first time YouTube has moved to shut down the NGO's account, the statement noted, adding that the free-internet service "eventually recognized its mistakes."

"The worst case was when YouTube shut down PMW's account in 2010, and after receiving many outraged emails from PMW subscribers, and requests directed to YouTube's directors, YouTube reinstated PMW's account."

PMW concluded their statement by saying that YouTube's actions are  "a blow to the war on terror," and urged them to reinstate their account "in the urgent interest of peace."



YouTube did not respond by the time of this article's publication.


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