Facebook removes page calling for a 'Third Palestinian Intifada'
In the original page, Palestinians are urged to take to the streets after Friday prayers on May 15 and begin an uprising in the vein of the first two popular uprisings.
The Facebook page calling for a third Palestinian intifada was taken down on Tuesday, after widespread calls for it to be removed.
On the original page, Palestinians are urged to take to the streets after Friday prayers on May 15 and begin an uprising in the vein of the first two popular uprisings. "Judgment Day will be brought upon us only once the Muslims have killed all of the Jews," reads the call. The page had more than 340,000 fans.
Although the page was removed, a new page already exists in its place with the same name of "Third Palestinian Intifada."
The Anti Defamation League had filed an official complaint against Facebook for allowing the page to remain up.
In addition, Minister Yuli Edelstein wrote a letter to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, warning that the page includes calls to kill Jews and to liberate Jerusalem through violence.
The page incites to violence and violates Facebook content regulations, wrote Edelstein.
ADL National Director Abraham Foxman said about the page "We should not be so naïve to believe that a campaign for a ‘Third Intifada’ does not portend renewed violence, especially in the current climate that has seen a dramatic increase in rocket attacks from Gaza, the brutal murder of the Fogel family in the West Bank, and a terrorist bombing in Jerusalem."
Facebook has not released an official response to the Israeli government's request or the ADL statement.
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