Trending on Twitter this week, following Wednesday's knife attack on a Tel Aviv bus, was the hashtag #JeSuisCouteau, meaning "I am a knife."
The hashtag was clearly an adaptation of the #JeSuisCharlie hashtag that took off like wildfire following the attack on Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris two weeks ago.
Except that the #JeSuisCouteau hashtag was used in support of the terror attack on the Tel Aviv bus, rather than to condemn it.
Twelve people were wounded when Hamza Matrouk, a 23-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank, ran amok on a bus in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday. Matrouk himself was shot in the leg and captured.
Also trending, according to Vocativ website, was an Arabic hashtag that translates as #TheKnivesRevolution. In addition, many social media users published images of bloody knives and called for more attacks.
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