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Facebook shuts down Fatah’s Facebook page

Headline: "The Facebook administration closed down the official page of the Fatah Movement!"
     "The Facebook administration closed down the official [Facebook] page of the Fatah Movement which has more than 70,000 followers, after it received reactions from the local and international media. In a Fatah notice yesterday [Feb. 27, 2017] it was noted that this is the second time that the Facebook administration has closed down the page of the movement, after closing down the previous page (in June 2015 –Ed.) that had more than 100,000 followers. The notice was attributed to Fatah leadership member responsible for administering the page Munir Al-Jaghoub. He said that what made the Facebook administration close down the page is a historical picture that was recently posted, in which Fatah Deputy Chairman [and Fatah Central Committee member] Mahmoud Al-Aloul and Martyr (Shahid) symbol Yasser Arafat appear as he presents him with a weapon belonging to [Israeli] soldiers that Fatah in southern Lebanon captured. Al-Jaghoub said: 'We will continue to take pride in our historic leadership and the national heritage and the heritage of our struggle."
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[Donia Al-Watan, Feb. 27, 2017]

The picture shows former PA Chairman Yasser Arafat on the right and Fatah Deputy Chairman, and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul on the right. Arafat is holding a rifle purportedly taken from a captured Israeli soldier.

Note: In 2016 alone, PMW documented over 130 posts on Fatah’s Facebook page glorifying individual terrorist murderers and terror attacks, and posts encouraging violence and terror. Possibly as a result of PMW’s exposure and international pressure, Facebook shut down Fatah's page.
As of March 2, 2017, Fatah's page has been reinstated.

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