January - March 2023 Quarterly Report


Over 370 digital rights violations on Social Media

7amleh, through the Palestinian Observatory of Digital Rights Violations (7or), observed a large number of violations in the first quarter of 2023, compared to previous years. Social media companies, Israeli authorities and, on occasion, members of society against one another, primarily committed these violations. The frequency of Israeli digital violence and incitement against the Palestinian people was perhaps the most noticeable feature of the first quarter of this year, despite the short reporting period, which also witnessed intense political and field events that reflected on the digital space and Palestinian digital rights.


According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the number of Palestinian’s killed in the first three months of this year reached 90. This large number reflects the magnitude of Israeli attacks on Palestinians during the reporting period, and this military escalation in the field is usually accompanied by an increase in Israeli incitement via social media platforms, as well as the pace of restricting and removing Palestinian content online.


Patterns of violations such as blackmailing and account hacking appeared at an unprecedented rate during the first quarter of the year, as did a high percentage of Israeli incitement posts and a continuous rise in restricting Palestinian content and accounts on social media platforms. The following is a list of the most notable digital violations committed against Palestinians in the digital space, as well as their classifications on various social media platforms and the nature of their perpetrators.


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