Watch the video about 7 October YouTube doesn’t want you to see

Originally published by The Electronic Intifada, 31 October.

This YouTube video by Propaganda and Co. has been going viral online. The copy the group posted to Twitter alone has so far received more than 4.1 million views.

It is an accessible, six-minute distillation of the growing body of evidence that at least some of the Israeli civilians killed during the Palestinian resistance assault launched on 7 October were killed by Israeli forces.

In an apparent censorship effort, YouTube has age restricted the video.

This means you can no longer watch the video embedded on this page above.

However, if you click the “Watch on YouTube” link above, or on this link, you should be able to watch as long as you are logged into an appropriate YouTube account.

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The copy posted to Instagram – which had received more than 7 million views – was deleted altogether by the firm’s parent company Meta (which also owns Facebook and WhatsApp).

With the permission of Propaganda and Co. The Electronic Intifada has reposted the video to its own YouTube channel. But it was immediately age restricted in the same fashion, apparently by an algorithm.

My colleagues Ali Abunimah and Nora Barrows-Friedman also joined Propaganda and Co. on Twitter Spaces on Sunday to discuss the issue. You can listen to that here:

The video draws on the reporting of The Electronic Intifada and The Grayzone to detail this growing body of evidence.

But it’s also important to note that most of this reporting is actually based on Israel’s own media reports, in this case often published only in Hebrew.

On 16 October, The Electronic Intifada revealed for the first time in English the story of Yasmin Porat, a survivor of the Nova music festival.

Porat and her partner fled the festival and sought shelter in Be’eri, a nearby Israeli settlement. But they and 10 others were taken prisoner by Palestinian fighters whose objective, she told Israeli radio, “was to kidnap us to Gaza. Not to murder us.”

But several hours later, Israeli special forces arrived, and immediately opened fire without negotiating, resulting in a bloodbath of Palestinian fighters and Israeli prisoners alike. Porat was unambiguous: “They eliminated everyone, including the hostages.”

You can watch Porat’s full interview – subtitled in English – with Israeli state broadcaster Kan in the video below, or read the full transcript in the original article by my colleagues Ali Abunimah and David Sheen.

Updated shortly after publication to with details of Instagram deletion.


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