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X's Elon Musk says 'from the river to the sea' implies genocide, could lead to suspension

Elon Musk, the billionaire owner of the social media platform X, has said that the terms "decolonisation" and "from the river to the sea" implicitly call for genocide.

He said that "clear calls for extreme violence are against our terms of service and will result in suspension".

Earlier this week, Musk said the term "decolonisation" implied the genocide of Jewish people.

The slogan "from the river to the sea" has been around for decades among Palestinians and pro-Palestinian campaigners, and refers to liberating the territory that exists between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea in historic Palestine.

But many Israelis and supporters of Israel have claimed that the chant effectively calls for genocide and implies the destruction of Israel.

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