YouTube removes Palestinian Authority “hate speech” but…

"This video has been removed as a violation of YouTube's policy prohibiting hate speech."

"This video has been removed as a violation of YouTube's policy prohibiting hate speech."

BULLETIN: YouTube restores Palestinian Media Watch channel

YouTube has removed a user channel containing videos of official Palestinian Authority statements promoting hate and violence against Jews and the state of Israel, calling the material “hate speech”

Viewers who click on links to videos such as these are now greeted with this message:

“This video has been removed as a violation of YouTube’s policy prohibiting hate speech. Sorry about that.”

VoC Comment: the ironic ‘catch’ to this story…

While one must be gratified by YouTube’s vigilance in policing hate speech on its system, the ironic catch to this story is that the videos were actually posted by an organization that monitors official Palestinian media so that the rest of the world can understand how the Palestinian Authority directly incites violence and hate against Israel and Jews with the most disgusting of material. 

Palestinian Authority Minister of Prisoners' Affairs, Karake, honors mother of 4 terrorists with PA Shield. (Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 28, 2010)

Palestinian Media Watch (www.palwatch.org) is a vital resource for those of us who work to expose the lies behind anti-Israel propaganda, and that resource has now been taken away from us thanks to YouTube’s decision to close down PMW’s account.

Palestinian Media Watch appeals for your help

Here is part of a Dec 19/10 email Bulletin from Palestinian Media Watch:

YouTube closes down PMW account

 PMW needs your help. YouTube has closed down PMW’s main video account – PALWATCH – for “violating YouTube terms of use”, by supposedly propagating hate speech. Of course PMW does not promote hate speech, but exposes the hate speech of the PA and the Hamas, in order to bring about its elimination.

 YouTube stated that the account was henceforth terminated “due to repeated or severe violations of our Terms of Use” and they specified the following PMW videos from Palestinian sources, promoting the killing of Jews:

1. “Hamas TV teaches kids to kill Jews” formerly at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwN2M6ZIIRU
Removed for violating our Terms of Use on 10/02/2009.

2. “Jews are a virus like Aids” formerly at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYaGl3KjPUw
Removed for violating our Terms of Use on 01/18/2010.

3. “Farewell video before suicide attack of Hamas suicide bomber Adham Ahmad Hujyla Abu Jandal” formerly at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYdTudQhWM4
Removed for violating our Terms of Use on 06/10/2010.

4. “Hamas suicide farewell video: Jews monkeys and pigs; Maidens reward for killing Jews” formerly at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryc7RqXlVdE  
Removed for violating our Terms of Use on 08/14/2010.

 5. “PA cleric: Kill Jews, Allah will make Muslims masters over Jews” formerly at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjuDTO8fgqM
Removed for violating our Terms of Use on 12/12/2010.

 6. “Hamas suicide terrorist farewell video: Palestinians drink the blood of Jews” formerly at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSftYIGH6-w
Removed for violating our Terms of Use on 12/15/2010.

 PMW urgently seeks to have this account reopened, since some of these videos have accumulated hundreds of thousands of viewings and the exposure is critical to our ongoing work.

If any of our subscribers could help, it would be much appreciated.

Thank you,
Itamar Marcus

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PMW Links

YouTube Contact Info

My email to YouTube

I rely on Palestinian Media Watch and so, I forwarded a copy of PMW’s bulletin to YouTube’s press contact along with a link to this post and my call to restore PMW’s channel. I encourage you to do the same. You can get your own copy of their email bulletin by emailing me at info@voiceofcanada.ca or PMW at pmw@palwatch.org.

Dear YouTube:   I would like to express my extreme dismay at your decision to shut down the Palestinian Media Watch channel (see PMW Bulletin below). This organization performs a vital service to those of us who monitor Middle East events by helping us understand the terrible incitement of violence and hate by the Palestinian Authority.   I urge you to reconsider this decision, and I would suggest that perhaps YouTube might consider instituting a ‘verified’ status for organizations which do such valuable work in order to prevent future shutdowns.  

I have written about this issue at VoiceofCanada.ca:   YouTube removes Palestinian Authority “hate speech” but… https://voiceofcanada.wordpress.com/2010/12/19/yyoutube-removes-palestinian-authority-hate-speech-videos-but/  

Respectfully,  
Mark Vandermaas, Editor
VoiceofCanada

Suggestion to YouTube

Perhaps YouTube could create a ‘verified’ list of organizations who work to expose and oppose hate by helping the rest of us understand their vile natures?

References

Mark Vandermaas, Editor
VoiceofCanada
info@voiceofcanada.ca

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