Unsettled conflicts between Palestine and Israel

Photo Courtesy of Creative Commons

Photo Courtesy of Creative Commons

Sara Milaj, Staff Writer

The unsettled conflicts between Palestine and Israel have been going on for some time now, and without a solution. It seems that there hasn’t been enough work done to resolve what’s been erupting between the two countries as they tire over what land is whose and what they can do to keep their people safe. 

The airstrikes in Gaza during May of this year shocked the world causing many, especially Palestinians, to protest for their rights. Though, Facebook seems to be adding more fuel to the fire. 

Earlier today, insight from Human Rights Watch stated that the company has been censoring content from Palestinians and their supporters. 

“With the space for such advocacy under threat in many parts of the world, Facebook censorship threatens to restrict a critical platform for learning and engaging on these issues,” said Deborah Brown, a researcher and advocate, in an interview for Human Rights Watch. 

This is not the only instance that this suppression of freedom has occurred. Social media apps like Instagram, also owned by Facebook, removed similar content for “hate speech or symbols” as said in the article. 

There has been quite a lack of transparency with the issue so it’s sure that Facebook’s users are in need of an explanation.