[News] Facebook Censors Posts From Jerusalem - Content Re-posted

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FACEBOOK CENSORSHIP ALERT - PLEASE SHARE ON ALL SOCIAL MEDIA AND REPOST 
OR SHARE TO FB:

Below is unedited text of a short post I composed late last night 
regarding events in Jerusalem and in general. The post was doing very 
well with apparently several hundred shares, but within a few hours it 
was taken down by Facebook, and I was informed it was "Hate Speech". I 
contest(ed) that accusation, but what is even more disturbing than this 
act of censorship, is that while I was informed by Facebook that it was 
'hate speech', they told my audience who had reposted it that I changed 
the settings on it or it was deleted - with no mention of hate speech, 
and implying it was me who deleted it. Screen shots of the entire 
interaction backing up my claims are also included. An image of what 
remains on my 'sharers' pages - corroborated but multiple people - is 
also included.

HELP BOOMERANG THE ATTEMPT AT CENSORSHIP BY SHARING AND REPOSTING ON 
YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA. AND THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT.
[ORIGINAL TEXT]:

"For anyone following developments in Jerusalem the past month, it was 
evident that today (Monday) was going to be determinative: the Israeli 
High Court was to meet in a special session to rule on evicting Sheikh 
Jarrah families, and thousands of Zionist thugs were to march on Al Aqsa 
compound in a racist display of 'unified Jerusalem", all under hundreds 
of armed guards.

What a difference an intifada makes!

The Israeli Attorney General was forced to intervene over the weekend to 
delay the Court’s ruling on the evictions for a month (fearing 
international outcry).
The march of racists was stopped in its tracks - initially because 
Israel’s intelligence agencies and army said it would ignite a powder 
keg - not just local but possibly regional and international.

Regarding the latter, we witnessed an astonishing series of retreats 
today - first pulling back from allowing the March to enter the Al Aqsa 
compound this morning after hundreds of Palestinians defended the 
compound starting at 8 am. Then by 2:30 pm, the occupiers retreated on 
the route once again, preventing access through Damascus gate. By 6 pm, 
once the rally had begun – with notably far fewer numbers than 
expected – it was forced to abruptly end under the sound of sirens 
from Gaza's rockets, and without even entering the Old City.

Israel is in a corner, traditionally preferring to pocket its 
achievements below the radar.

But resistance and solidarity work and today is a testament to that.

Of course the battle is long and by no means over.

They will try with the evictions again in a month. They will go back to 
their plotting on how to take over al Aqsa and other parts of the Old 
City. 20 people have been massacred in Gaza, many of whom are children, 
and the shelling still continues as I write this.

But it’s also important to recognize the huge achievements we are 
witnessing.
Israel displays no control over East Jerusalem except through sheer 
force, and that too is also not enough. Its soldiers on the streets - 
despite their arms, armor, horses, cameras, drones, blimps and stink 
water - appear confused and clumsy, as street smart middle schoolers 
goad them, and Ramadan fasters fearlessly break bread in front of armed 
settlers.

Israel's allies (the overt and the covert) beg Israel not to escalate - 
some, so as not to blow their complicity in its crimes; others because 
they never supported Israel for some freak Messianic concept to begin with.

And an Intifada has broken out across the entirety of historic Palestine 
now.
The latter promises to draw attention not only to 'the problem of 
Jerusalem', but also to the complete failure/sham of the 'peace process' 
and the glaring apartheid that has indisputably emerged here as a result 
of it.

If things persist in this fashion, there is a possibility that the 
contagion of ‘people power’ can spread across the Arab regional 
theatre (and beyond?), reigniting the revolutionary fires that the 
counter revolutionary forces (both East and West) thought they had 
extinguished these past few years.

Before one gets ahead of oneself, let us absorb these moments and their 
lessons and prepare accordingly.

I close with two image of the magnificent solidarity demonstrations 
witnessed this evening in Jenin and Nazareth – two sides of the Green 
Line, one struggle – for a free Palestine and free Jerusalem. Bless

T.H. - Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem
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