Twitter closes Hamas’s Qassam Brigades account without notice


Hamas’ military wing in Gaza blames closure of Twitter account on the Christians & Zionists and then opened new social media account just days later.

By Ynet

Twitter suspended the official English account of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades – the military wing of Hamas – without warning the group, the Palestinian news site Safa reported over the weekend.

Hamas graduation ceremony

Hamas graduation ceremony

The supervisor of the terrorist group’s account said the social media organization suspended the organization’s account on Thursday after being pressured by Zionist groups and Christians.

In a statement on the Qassam Brigades’ website, the account manager said Twitter closed the account because of an image published depicting Palestinian resistance to the West.

The group strongly condemned the decision.

“The Qassam Brigades confirmed that they did not violate Twitter’s terms of service ever, asserting that reason behind the suspension is Twitter subordination to US government and Israel’ as usual,” they said on their website

They also spoke out against Twitter’s two-sided policy.

“Israel’s IDF still has an active account on Twitter in which they can spread out their terrorism and odious propaganda,” the statement said.

The group has launched a new page on Twitter called @qassambrigade.


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