Vastavam web: Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera said the Twitter account for its main Arabic-language channel had been suspended today, in the latest “conspiracy” to hit the station. Yasser Abuhilalah, managing director of Al-Jazeera Arabic, confirmed the suspension on social media.”The main Al-Jazeera Twitter account has been suspended, and work is ongoing to solve the problem,” Abuhilalah tweeted.”Other secondary accounts remain active. Disruption (by others) will not stop because the truth terrifies them. We’ll be back.”
Other Twitter accounts belonging to the channel were still working and one claimed that the suspension was due to “what seems to be an organised campaign”.The television channel has long been a target for criticism by other Middle East countries, with Al-Jazeera banned on several occasions.There has been speculation that its closure could help end the diplomatic crisis which erupted last month between Qatar and its neighbours in the Gulf over Doha’s alleged support of extremists.