The Instagram account of social media phenomenon Saleh Aljafarawi, who is known to support Hamas, with 1.4 million followers, has been suspended.
He was accused of sharing controversial content, including videos purportedly depicting the aftermath of Israeli airstrikes in Gaza.
Aljafarawi, originally from Gaza, has faced criticism for posting videos and manipulating public sentiment
The Instagram account of Saleh Aljafarawi, who is alleged to be the actor of the Hamas crisis and has 1.4 million followers, was recently suspended by Meta. Aljafarawi was sharing controversial content on the platform, including videos that allegedly showed the aftermath of Israeli airstrikes on Gaza.
In a recent Instagram story posted just hours before his suspension, Aljafarawi was seen laughing and making jokes, raising questions about the veracity of his claims. Despite being suspended, it has since resurfaced on a backup account with a significant following of 32,000 users.
Who is Saleh Aljafarawi?
Saleh Aljafarawi is a social media personality known for his involvement in the dissemination of propaganda videos supporting Hamas, a militant group based in the Gaza Strip. Their activities have attracted particular attention amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, which has fueled global divisions.
Aljafarawi is accused of editing the videos to manipulate public sentiment, particularly by fabricating stories about civilian casualties and portraying himself as a victim of Israeli attacks.
Born and raised in Gaza, Aljafarawi has attracted a lot of attention with his online presence, especially on platforms such as TikTok and Instagram. It has been criticized for allegedly playing a role in spreading misinformation and biased narratives, contributing to the complexity of the information warfare surrounding the Israel-Hamas conflict.
Their actions raised concerns about the manipulation of social media to shape public opinion and the difficulties of discerning factual information in a highly polarized environment. His alleged use of staged scenes and emotional manipulation increased the complexity of understanding the basic facts of the conflict. As his influence grew, so did scrutiny of his actions, which led to his Instagram account being suspended.