JERUSALEM, Israel -- Facebook promised to reactivate Khaled Abu Toameh's page, the social networking site told The Commentator.
According to The Commentator, Facebook received "official" complaints from the Palestinian Authority and Jordan, while others called his posts "offensive."
Toameh, the Palestinian affairs correspondent for The Jerusalem Post, said he'd been the subject of a "smear campaign" in large part for exposing corruption in the Palestinian Authority.
"All I have done recently is share some articles which have been in the Jordanian press [in Arabic] about corruption," Toameh told The Commentator.
"I am for transparency, against corruption, and yet they ban my account and continue to allow the leader of Hamas to have an account. I am not in favor of terrorism like he is," he continued. "This is an attempt to silence me. To do this to a journalist is very bad."
Toameh's articles have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Gatestone Institute, Sunday Times, and Daily Express, among others. He also served as senior advisor for the Hudson Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based conservative think tank.