Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip

“There is no place on Twitter for illegal terrorist organizations and violent extremist groups,” said Twitter’s spokesperson.

By Arye Green,TPS

Twitter on Saturday suspended the accounts of Lebanese Al-Manar TV, as well as other Hezbollah and Hamas affiliated media accounts.

Al-Manar’s Twitter accounts in Arabic, French, English, and Spanish have all been suspended until further notice.

Twitter’s decision to suspend accounts affiliated with terror organizations came after a bipartisan group of members of the U.S. Congress last week demanded the removal of all accounts affiliated with Hezbollah and Hamas.

On Capitol Hill,Twitter was accused of “blatantly violating US law” by allowing content from U.S.-designated terrorist groups to appear on its platform.

Twitter responded to the suspension of the accounts after being questioned by reporters, saying that its social media platform is not the place for such groups.

“There is no place on Twitter for illegal terrorist organizations and violent extremist groups,” said Twitter’s spokesperson.

Jonathan Conricus, the international spokesperson for the IDF, congratulated Twitter on the move.

“Kudos to Twitter for suspending the accounts of terror groups Hezbollah and Hamas. Internationally recognized terror groups should never have a platform for their violent extremism,” he wrote.

Al-Manar is a Lebanese satellite television station that is affiliated with Hezbollah, a Shia Islamist terrorist organization. Hezbollah is an internationally-recognized terror group that was conceived by Muslim clerics and funded by Iran primarily to harm Israel.

Al-Manar claimed that its accounts, followed by over one million people, are “characterized by their objectivity and accuracy in conveying truth.”

The TV channel further claimed that the organization has other branches that are not affiliated with terror.

“Hezbollah, in addition to its resistance role, plays a big role in Lebanese political life. It’s represented in the government and parliament as well, due to its large popular support from Lebanese people of various backgrounds,” it wrote.

Both Hamas and Hezbollah have been engaged in terrorist activity against Israel in recent weeks.

Over the weekend, terrorists fired rockets from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, hitting Israeli civilian targets in the town of Sderot.

In September, Hezbollah fired several anti-tank rockets into Israel, near the community of Avivim. The rockets struck several targets, including a base and vehicles.

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Source: United with Israel