YouTube froze the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) account—which would have prevented the watchdog organization from uploading any new videos for two weeks—but then reopened the account Jan. 18, following PMW’s posting of a video that featured a speech by the Palestinian Authority Mufti detailing Muslims’ destiny to kill Jews.
Initially, YouTube deemed the video—which also revealed the comments of a Fatah moderator who called Jews the “descendants of the apes and pigs”—to be “inappropriate.”
After being removed, the video is once again viewable on YouTube.
After questioning Jewish connection to arson, Arab subjected to gunfire
The home of an Arab who questioned that Jews set a mosque on fire as a “Price Tag” operation was subjected to gunfire last weekend, Israel National News reported.
Shortly after Bassem Swaid, who lives in the northern Bedouin-Arab village of Tuba Zangariyya, told Channel 2 news that the mosque fire in the village three months ago was not set by an outsider, bullets were fired at his home Jan. 14.
Swaid’s television interview casting doubt on the Jewish connection to the arson comes after Israeli officials last October immediately apologized to Arab residents following the incident.