Saleh Zighari, a Palestinian content creator said that Facebook is laying electronic siege on the Palestinians on social media, "just like the Israeli occupation" that is "besieging" Palestine physically, on the ground. He made his remarks in an interview that aired on Al-Araby TV (Qatar) on May 25, 2021. He explained that Facebook deletes the names of "martyrs," Palestinian cities, and pictures of the destruction in Gaza. He then added that many Palestinian content creators have turned to Arab social media platforms instead of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Saleh Zighari: "We always wish for a body – whether Arab or foreign – that will support the Palestinian content, and will confront Facebook and the filthy [actions] it carries out against Palestinian content, like the deleting of martyrs' names, the deleting of Palestinian cities, as well as pictures of victims and buildings destroyed in the Gaza Strip. Facebook is trying to besiege Palestine, just like the Israeli occupation in besieging it. The Israeli occupation is besieging it on the ground, while Facebook is besieging it electronically, on social media. Many Palestinian and Arab content creators turned to Arab [social media] platforms that have been established recently in order to confront Facebook, stay away from it, and find an alternative to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter."