Twitter Death for Occupied Palestine

 And risen from Death again!  (Updates below)

Last night the twitteraccount of this blog was suspended while tweeting for #Palestine #Gaza #Justice & #Humanrights by way tweeps are used from us: reposting already by media published news or retweeting by media published news from others (besides some personal tweets as well of course). A lot of people sending messages now by email asking what happened.

We express our concern about Twitter suspending  accounts. Twitter is supposed to be a social site and it defeats the purpose of the service when the accounts of popular / active users are disabled, thus cutting them off from their network of contacts and destroying irrevocably what they have spent months and/or years building up here: a twitterarchive, retweets, favourite quote collections,  personal updates, hence all the information of personal nature stored in the DM Box etc.

It is in the features of Twitter for any user who does not like the tweets or the amount, to unfollow or even block users whose tweets are not appreciated.

To our loyal followers, we are sorry for the inconvenience. please follow sister  @occpal2 or sister @occpal3 for the time being. Shoutouts to these accounts would be highly appreciated to restore the followerslist so the news about Palestine we continuously update reaches the world.

We send an email to Twitter but did not receieve any response yet. We keep you updated in this topic about eventual developments in hope the account gets restored.

Jazzakum Allahu khair wa BarakAllahu feekum, Thank you and may Allah/G-d/God bless you, from occupiedpalestine

Update 1

It seems DM’s send to @occpal2 or sister @occpal 3 are not arriving at all

Update 2

DM seems to work (for now) if no response is given by us on a DM, please use the form below, the message will not be posted on the page itself but visible only for our insights. Thank you and Thank everyone for the support, words of encouragement, reposts and the bloggers/ activists who have reposted this announcement.


Update 3 – May 24, 2011

This morning we received and email with the next message:

“Your account was suspended for posting multiple unrelated updates to a trending or popular topic, which is a violation of the Twitter Rules. You can find the more information about Trending Topics here: etc etc….”  &  “I have now unsuspended your account.

So we have to admit, Twitter is being a good “sport”, although there could be some discussion about tweeting for Justice Palestine during the Middle East Speech and such being “unrelated” or not…..  we think they are definitly related!

But hence, at least Twitter is not behaving itself autonomic and untouchable like Facebook with permanent “verdicts” which are not even open for discussion. So for now… we are again happy tweeps, follow us back at @occpal  for live updates of news and sources related to Palestine, for Human Rights & Justice for all!

Last but not least, a huge  thank ❤ to all tweeps and bloggers and other (pro)palestine social network posters ❤ For the mass shoutouts, blogposts, MT/RT and #FF’s which got us going again in no time. You are awsome!! ❤








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