Displaced Palestinians gather at the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City where they have taken refuge after fleeing heavy fighting in the Shejaiya neighbourhood of the city, on July 31, 2014. AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS
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A group of politicians and academics in the Gaza Strip have accused Facebook of deliberately suspending their accounts to silence Palestinian criticism of the Israeli assault on the coastal enclave.Abu Amer said Facebook closed his page twice within the past week.A day earlier, Moussa Abu Marzouq, a leading member of Hamas in Gaza, said on a newly setup Facebook page that his previous account, which has over 20,000 followers, has also been abruptly suspended by the social networking site.Social media, including Facebook, has become a battleground between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, political analyst Nazeer Magali argued.
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