“Some of the videos are indeed horrific. But we’re not the ones who produced it, it was broadcast first on Hamas TV in Gaza.”
Youtube ejected the Israeli NGO Palestinian Media Watch from its service on Sunday after receiving numerous complaints about alleged violations of YouTube’s community guidelines.
The official reason given by youtube for removing PMW’s channel was that it repeatedly aired hate speech.
“YouTube has removed some of our videos in the past, but closing down the site is a tremendous disservice,” said PMW director Itamar Marcus.
Marcus added that he suspected that the complaints came from Palestinian or Arab activists who didn’t like the fact that the hateful messages were being exposed. Late Monday, the Jerusalem Post reported that Youtube had restored PMW’s channel after recieving numerous protests.