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Fatah says that Facebook's closure of their TV channel over pro-terror content "constitutes a media blockade" of "occupation and racism”

Headline: “Fatah: The closure of Awdah TV’s page by the Facebook management constitutes a dangerous lining up with the occupation and racism”




“The Fatah Movement said that the Facebook management’s decision to remove the page of [Fatah-run] Awdah TV from its website constitutes a media blockade, which serves the occupation system and comes in parallel with the financial, political, and economic blockade policy that this system is implementing against our people.

In a statement by the [Fatah] Commission of Information, Culture, and Ideology, Fatah said yesterday [Sept. 14, 2021] that the fact that Awdah TV’s page was closed at a time when an organized attack is being waged against the official Palestinian [PA] media constitutes a desperate attempt to silence the credibility of our narrative and its facts on the ground…

Fatah emphasized that it is continuing its media mission through Awdah TV and all its media outlets, out of its commitment to the Palestinian national principles and its people’s legitimate right to fight the occupation and injustice…

It said that the reasons for removal that Facebook used as excuses to close the page are tantamount to a certificate of esteem, especially because it is connected to the duty that the channel is fulfilling towards the heroic prisoners in the occupation’s prisons in general, and the live coverage regarding the six prisoners… who realized their right to freedom (refers to terrorist prisoners who escaped from Gilboa Prison; see note below -Ed.).”




The article includes links to the Facebook page of Fatah-run Radio Mawtini, the Facebook page of the Fatah Commission of Information and Culture, and the new Facebook page of Fatah-run Awdah TV.

2021 Gilboa Prison escape – 6 Palestinian terrorist prisoners escaped from Israel's Gilboa Prison on Sept. 6, 2021, by widening the hole of the shower drainpipe in the floor of their cell. One terrorist is from Fatah - Zakariya Zubeidi, and the other five are from Islamic Jihad - Ayham Kamamji, Muhammad Ardah, Mahmoud Ardah, Yaqub Qaderi, and Munadil Nafiyat. Four of the terrorists were recaptured after five days: Zubeidi, Ardah, Ardah, and Qaderi. Kamamji and Nafiyat were arrested in Jenin on Sept. 18, 2021 along with two accomplices. Zubeidi was head of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah's military wing) in the Jenin area during the PA terror campaign (the second Intifada, 2000-2005), when he oversaw numerous lethal attacks, and he also carried out shooting attacks in 2018-2019. Kamamji participated in the murder of 18-year-old Eliyahu Asheri on June 25, 2006, and planned to blow up a bus using an exploding car. Muhammad Ardah participated in initiating and executing a suicide bombing on bus no. 823 on Nov. 29, 2001, in which 3 people were murdered and many others were wounded. Mahmoud Ardah was involved in numerous attacks; the website of Islamic Jihad’s military wing defined him as the "commander" of the prison escape. Qaderi committed a shooting attack on Sept. 18, 2002 with an accomplice in which Israeli Yosef Ajami was murdered and a foreign worker was wounded. Nafiyat was being held in administrative detention.