Facebook Deletes the FanPage of Esmail Haneea -The Palestinian Prime Minister

27 Jul, 2009

esamil-haneea-facebookAccording to Syrian website Nobles-News (Arabic Link) Facebook has deleted Esmail Haneea’s fanpage on Facebook, which was under the name “القائد إسماعيل عنية ( the Leader Esmail Haneea) Esmail Haneea was the prime minister of the Palestinian authority from The Islamic Resistances  movement (HAMAS.)

The movement won the vast majority in the last Palestinian elections. (Esmail is now the acting prime minister of the government in Gaza strip only, as the occupied West bank territories are under the Palestinian President Abbas’ own government!)

Haneea’s facebook fan page admin said the fan page has reached over 10,000 fans and added that facebook did not explain why they deleted the page, as Nobles-News reported along with other sources.

However the fanepage of exiled political leader of Hamas Khaled Meshaal remains available uptell now with around 17,000 fans.

Meshal-on-facebook

Last month facebook rushed to launch a Persian (Farsi) version of the site for users in Iran, a ” move that may be in violation of Facebook’s own terms of service. Clause 4.3 of Facebook’s terms of service states, You will not use Facebook if you are located in a country embargoed by the U.S., or are on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals. As Leena Rao wrote on post at TechCrunch. On that post Facebook responded by saying:

To be incompliance with US law, we need to prohibit commercial activities from embargoed countries. As events in Iran have demonstrated, we have allowed, and plan to continue to allow, users to set up accounts from those countries and communicate, as long as they are not engaging in commercial activities on the site. This section you are referring to was addressed in our response to user comments on the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. They are very common terms, though they are worded differently by different companies Our terms have caused some confusion so we may also propose revising this section in the future to be more clear.

We will contact facebook now and will update you as soon as I hear back inshallah.

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

  1. “Независимият” Facebook « Intidar  |  July 27th, 2009 at 4:30 PM #

    [...] има развитие, аз и приятелите ми от ArabCrunch ще ви [...]

  2. MacSeikh  |  July 27th, 2009 at 3:13 PM #

    It was just a matter of time. So much for the western ideal of freedom of speech.

  3. Facebook Deletes the FanPage of Esmail Haneea -The Palestinian Prime Minister « euraktiva  |  July 28th, 2009 at 11:32 AM #

    [...] via Facebook Deletes the FanPage of Esmail Haneea -The Palestinian Prime Minister. [...]

  4. halfiranian  |  July 30th, 2009 at 6:31 PM #

    why was the group ismail 'aniya and not haniya? is that any relevance?

  5. Facebook Deleted the Fanpage of the Exiled Hammas Leader Khaled Meshaal  |  August 17th, 2009 at 8:16 AM #

    [...] deleting  the fanpage of Esmail Haneea the Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority from The Islamic Resistances Movement (HAMAS.) [...]

  6. Facebook Deleted the Fanpage of the Exiled Hammas Leader Khaled Meshaal – More Recent Random Thoughts and Ideas  |  August 18th, 2009 at 6:42 AM #

    [...] Deleted the Fanpage of the Exiled Hammas Leader Khaled Meshaal After deleting the fanpage of Esmail Haneea the Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority from The Islamic Resistances Movement (HAMAS.) [...]

  7. Facebook Deleted the Fanpage of the Exiled Hammas Leader Khaled Meshaal - interactiveME  |  August 23rd, 2009 at 9:32 AM #

    [...] deleting  the fanpage of Esmail Haneea the Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority from The Islamic Resistances Movement (HAMAS.) [...]

  8. Frank Mazuca  |  September 22nd, 2009 at 11:54 AM #

    much better to have Moslem ideas freedom where they c
    hop off a thieves hand or stone a adultorous women to death>

  9. the arrival – kena tengok «  |  November 28th, 2009 at 7:01 PM #

    [...] facebook deletes the fanpage of Esmail Haneea-Palestian PM [...]

Leave a Feedback

  • Become Our Fan On Facebook

    ArabCrunch on Facebook

  • Popular Posts



  • Recent Comments
    • Gaith Saqer: Thank you Ahmed for your analysis I am n...
    • Ahmed: @Gaith Intel acquired SysDSoft early ...
    • ali: Mr Mohammad Abdl Fatah: you are accusati...
    • ali: Iman Gaith is right and you are arguing ...
    • Mohamed Abdallah: Egypt is facing tough time no question b...