Israeli troops’ attacks caused injuries among six Palestinians during a solidarity march held on November 16.
The decision to block Palestinians’ access to their WhatsApp account comes a few days after Israeli troops launched violent attacks on civilians in Gaza, killing at least 37 people.
Palestinian journalists updating on Israelis violations were surprised to find their accounts blocked.
The journalists deplored the restrictive move, accusing the social media application of covering up violations by Isreali troops in occupied territories.
Palestinian journalists have also issued a statement to denounce the act, stating that the WhatsApp decision constitutes a “blatant complicity with the [Israeli] occupation.”
“The Palestinian Media Group strongly condemns the ferocious attack on social media sites against Palestinian content, especially WhatsApp, which today banned and closed hundreds of Palestinian accounts belonging to fellow journalists and activists on social media,” the group said.
This is not the first time when Palestinian journalist face such an issue.
In March, Palestinian news agencies reported that Facebook application defended its “decision to shut down the page of a major Palestinian news outlet, describing the action as a move against ‘hate speech.’”
Israeli troops killed at least 37 people during attacks on the Gaza strip, while 111 others were injured.
Anadolu Agency reported that Israeli forces injured six Palestinians in a march in the West Bank on Saturday November 16.
The victims include a group of students from Birzeit University in Ramallah. Israeli forces threw tear gas and plastic bullets to disperse protesters.