PMW operates a website where it hosts its translated Arabic videos and other content and also maintains an account with YouTube where viewers can screen uploaded videos. On March 3, PMW uploaded a disturbing video featuring a child on a Palestinian children’s program reciting a violent poem liberally laced with references to the destruction of Israel and murder of Jews. Shortly thereafter, YouTube suspended PMW’s account. Those who attempted to access PMW’s YouTube site to view their informative content were instead treated to a terse one-line statement that stated; “This account has been terminated due to repeated or severe violations of our Community Guidelines and/or claims of copyright infringement.”
Apparently, Ramallah was upset over the fact that someone had exposed the grubs and maggots sheltered beneath the rock and immediately filed a complaint with YouTube. YouTube, either out of ignorance or malevolence, duly complied with the request to have PMW’s account suspended.