Hamas whines after Twitter shuts down its accounts

Hamas whines after Twitter shuts down its accounts

Hamas lashed out at Twitter on Friday, after the social media giant allegedly closed a number of its accounts.

The party’s military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, said its English and Arabic-language accounts had been closed for the third time in two weeks.

The Brigades accused Twitter of showing a “clear bias to the Israeli occupation where it should [adopt a] neutral position toward both sides.”

It said that Israeli officials were allowed to encourage “racism, extremism and terrorism” on the site, and called on the company to reopen the accounts.

One of the closed accounts had more than 140,000 followers, it said in a statement.

Twitter said in a statement that it does not comment on individual accounts for “privacy and security reasons.”

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