Facebook removes page calling for 'third Intifada'
On the original page taken down Tuesday, Palestinians were urged to take to the streets after Friday prayers on May 15 and begin an uprising in the vein of the first two popular rebellions; a new page already exists in its place.
A Facebook page calling for a third Palestinian intifada was taken down yesterday after widespread calls for it to be removed.
On the original page, Palestinians were urged to take to the streets after Friday prayers on May 15 and begin an uprising in the vein of the first two popular rebellions. "Judgment Day will be brought upon us only once the Muslims have killed all of the Jews," read the call. The page had more than 340,000 visitors.
A new page already exists in its place with the same name - "Third Palestinian Intifada." The Anti-Defamation League has filed a complaint against Facebook, and Minister of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Yuli Edelstein wrote to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, warning that the page includes calls to kill Jews and to liberate Jerusalem through violence.
Abraham Foxman of ADL said: "We should not be so naive 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 or the ADL statement.