Hamas Ban Porn Sites and Admit Gaza Internet Traffic is Mostly Porn

Hamas have imposed restrictions on internet access, as they discover that Palestinians searching the internet for porn has over taken internet searches for news and media.

If only Hamas made an attempt to ban the violence, anti-Semitism and backwardness that thrives in Gaza instead of peoples freedom, then we might get somewhere.

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Hamas has ordered a full ban on internet pornography in the Gaza Strip — the latest restriction on personal freedom imposed by the hardline Islamic political party.

Under a rule passed down by the Ministry of Communications, the ten largest internet service providers in the Palestinian territory must block all XXX-rated content or face fines.

Hamas, which was elected to lead Gaza in 2007, claims the move is necessary to protect ‘the fabric of Palestinian society’ as more and more Palestinians are seeking adult content online.

'Protecting society': Hamas claims the ban on pornography was necessary because searches for adult content have outstripped news sites and social media

Any internet users in the territory of 1.7million who surf to adult content will now be greeted with a message that the website is blocked because it ‘violates etiquette.’

Critics fear that this could be just the first step Hamas’ plan to impose wider restrictions on opposition websites and political dissidents.

Hamas has worked to crack down on social freedoms in recent years – banning women from smoking water pipes in cafes and passing laws that prevent men from cutting women’s hair.

Hamas claims it is not blocking pornography itself, only asking internet providers to do it.

However, the order from the Ministry of Communications says any companies that fail to filter out adult content can be subject to fines under Palestinian penal law.

Crackdown: Hamas has been rolling back personal freedoms since the military Islamist party was elected to the Gaza strip in 2007Crackdown: Hamas has been rolling back personal freedoms since the military Islamist party was elected to the Gaza strip in 2007

The policy went into full force on Saturday.

At first, several Palestinian news sites were blocked, as well. The Ministry of Communications said it was only a temporary glitch that was quickly fixed, the Times of Israel reported.

The pro-Hamas newspaper Felesteen wrote that the move was long overdue.

‘We have learned that pornographic websites… have been receiving many views in Palestinian society over the past two years, surpassing social and news websites, including official ones like the WAFA news agency,’ columnist Issam Shawar wrote.

‘This is a dangerous indicator which must push us to create an active plan to protect our Palestinian society.’

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