YouTube blocks PMW video that exposes
Fatah publicizing threats
to kidnap, kill, and bomb Israelis
by terror organization Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades -
the military wing of Fatah
YouTube did not remove this same video
from Fatah's YouTube account
where it continues to incite to murder
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Once again, YouTube has decided to block one of Palestinian Media Watch's videos. Recently, PMW exposed that Fatah, on its official Facebook Page, publicized threats to kidnap, kill, and bomb Israelis by terror organization Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades - the military wing of Fatah.
The following are excerpts from the Fatah video:
"Bombard them with your fire and shoot them... Praise Allah, our Jihad fighters have managed to develop these rockets so they will reach the Zionist depth [Israel]... We in the Al-Aqsa Brigades are preparing to kidnap Zionist soldiers to settle accounts with the Zionist enemy... Be like Yasser [Arafat] - do not fear them. Death is in your cup - make them drink... With these rockets we will crush the Zionist enemy."
[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page," Nov. 17, 2013]
Click to view English version of video
Now, YouTube has decided to block PMW's Hebrew version of this video, claiming the video violates YouTube's "policy on depiction of harmful activities."
The irony is that while YouTube removed the video from PMW's YouTube account - where PMW exposed the incitement to murder - YouTube has not removed it from the Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades account in Arabic. It still remains on Fatah's YouTube account, where it is intended as incitement to murder.
Click to view the original Fatah video.
PMW does not promote or engage in "harmful activities," but exposes PA and Fatah hate speech, promotion of violence and glorification of terrorists in order to bring about its elimination.
Sadly, this is not the first time PMW's documentation has been impeded by YouTube. In the past, PMW videos have been blocked and PMW's YouTube account has been closed down.
This happened when PMW exposed hate speech voiced by the PA Mufti, who preached that the destiny of Muslims is to kill Jews, and again recently when PMW exposed a PA TV broadcast of a young girl reciting a poem referring to Jews as "Allah's enemies, the sons of pigs," who "murdered children," "cut off their limbs," "raped the women in the city squares" and "defiled Allah's book."
Thanks to some of PMW's readers who contacted YouTube, PMW videos and accounts were later unblocked each time.
Once again, PMW has requested that YouTube return the video. PMW has no direct line of contact with YouTube administrators, other than their standard appeal option on their website. Therefore, we ask anyone who has contacts at YouTube to please help encourage YouTube to make our video accessible again.