The Israel-Palestine conflict has forced Israel to shut the Jewish communities main online ad platform, Facebook, in an effort to block Palestinian use of Facebook to raise awareness of Israel’s illegal blockade of the occupied West Bank.
The Israeli government, which says it is following a law that requires it to block any form of communication that might encourage or encourage terrorism, has said it will not close the platforms that serve the Jewish population of Ashford and nearby towns.
But in a decision that could leave thousands of Ashfords citizens homeless and have long-term repercussions, Facebook said on Thursday that it would allow some Israeli-owned businesses to continue advertising on the site.
“This decision is necessary to protect the lives of those living in Ashfers homes and to protect Israeli citizens who have already expressed their views on Facebook about the Gaza conflict,” the social media company said in a statement.
On Wednesday, the Ashford Jewish Community Association said it would shut down its Facebook account for the rest of the week, after being asked to take down an advertisement featuring a photo of its community’s flag.”
We welcome the efforts of the community and hope that they will continue to express their views.”
On Wednesday, the Ashford Jewish Community Association said it would shut down its Facebook account for the rest of the week, after being asked to take down an advertisement featuring a photo of its community’s flag.
The decision to close the site was made by the Israeli Information and Media Authority, a body created to protect freedom of expression, in a bid to ensure that Israel would not be influenced by Palestinian online propaganda.
The board’s decision has been greeted with widespread criticism, as it appears to be a form of censorship.
But some Israeli business owners have been supportive of the decision.
The owner of a restaurant in Ashfaer, whose name is withheld by The Jerusalem Report, said the closure of the social network had been a difficult one.
“The closure has been tough, but I think the decision was right,” said the owner, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
“Israel is not going to let anyone, particularly the Palestinian, into our communities.”
But in addition to the loss of income, the decision has left thousands of residents homeless, and is likely to have a profound effect on their lives.
“People have lost their jobs, their homes and even their ability to work, and their only source of income is Facebook,” said Shira Schatz, director of advocacy and government relations at the Israeli-American Council of Greater New York.
“It is very difficult to make ends meet, and it is going to take a very long time for them to rebuild their lives.”
Facebook has not released any information about the exact amount of revenue that will be lost from its ad sales.
According to the Facebook page for the Ashfaers community, which is located in the northern Israeli city of Ashkelon, the company has already lost about $2 million in revenue from its ads in the past few months.
“I do not believe that the closure will affect the future business models for Facebook, which have been very profitable,” the Facebook spokesperson said.
“In the short term, the community will not have any additional revenue, as we will continue our normal advertising schedule.
But in the long term, it will be much more difficult for the community to operate in this market as it will have to pay a significant amount to Facebook to continue to provide them with advertising.”
Facebook does not currently operate in Ashfar, an area that borders Gaza.
It has a larger footprint in Ashfur, including its headquarters in the Israeli city, but has not taken part in the ongoing hostilities between Israel and the Palestinians.
The Ashford Community Association, which has a history of running its business from Ashfar and has its own website, has been running ads since the early 1990s.
“Our community is struggling to survive.
There is no other option for us,” said Yitzhak Meir, a member of the group who was not part of the Facebook decision.
“This decision will only impact a small portion of our community.”
Meir said that after the closure was announced, his group had been forced to close its Facebook page and had not been able to post ads on it since.
“Facebook did not even respond to a request for an explanation,” he said.
“They just said that it was the law.”