Twitter Begins Suspending Hamas Accounts But Remains Inconsistent

April 6, 2016

In the past, MEMRI has released reports on the use of Twitter by the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas and its military wing, the Al-Qassam Martyrs Brigade. These include Hamas Tweets For Jihad and Martyrdom, For Expelling and Killing Jews, and For Conquering Jerusalem – Another U.S.-Designated Foreign Terrorist Organization Served By Using Twitter; and Foreign Terrorist Organization Hamas’ Military Wing, Al-Qassam Brigades, Returns To Twitter After Account Shut Down In January.

MEMRI has spearheaded efforts to remove the group from social media, and has recently forced Al-Qassam to shut down its Twitter account.  Iran’s PressTV also recently reported that Hamas has made public complaints regarding the shutdown of their accounts, accusing Twitter of bias towards Israel.

Over the past week, Twitter has suspended several Al-Qassam and Hamas accounts. However, as of April 6, 2016, some still remain online.

Suspended Accounts

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Al-Qassam’s Arabic-language page

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Al-Qassam Arabic-language backup account

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Al-Qassam Hebrew-language account
 

Accounts Still Online

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Al-Qassam Spokesperson account

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Al-Qassam Hebrew-language backup account

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Hamas Arabic-language info account

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Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV Channel account, which is a verified account

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The account of Hamas spokesman Osama Hamdan

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Hamas English-language info account

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The account of Hamas Political Bureau member ‘Izzat Risheq

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Another Al-Qassam Arabic-language press account