Palestinian groups on Facebook are calling for another Intifada (terror war) against Israel. This Facebook page calls for coordinated attacks by the Arabs in the West Bank and on the Northern border by Hezbollah launching their rockets into Israel.
Over 348,000 “likes” have been posted, as of this writing. The page warns “If Facebook Blocks This Page .. All Muslims Will Boycott Facebook For Ever.” Their scheduled date of executing the Intifada is May 15 – Palestinian Nakaba Day- Palestinians day of mourning over the creation of The State of Israel.
The page calls for the killing of Jews and Israelis and the “liberating” of Jerusalem. Wild incitement was accomplished by this exact tool in the violent uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya and Yemen. In light of the recent Facebook-powered revolutions that have swept the Arab world and the horrific, barbaric slaughtering of an innocent Israeli family, including 3 young children, these threats must be taken very seriously.
Israel has officially appealed to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to remove the page. The Anti-Defamation League has condemned it. As reported by JTA today, March 28th, Facebook refuses to take down the page and instead will “monitor” it, removing comments and other links that cross some further red line.
In a statement released to several media outlets, Facebook commented on the Third Palestinian Intifada page controversy.
“While some kinds of comments and content may be upsetting for someone — criticism of a certain culture, country, religion, lifestyle, or political ideology, for example — that alone is not a reason to remove the discussion,” the statement said. “We strongly believe that Facebook users have the ability to express their opinions, and we don’t typically take down content, groups or Pages that speak out against countries, religions, political entities, or ideas.”
There are three actions that readers can take to potentially impact Facebook’s “monitoring” of the situation:
If you have an account on Facebook:
- Visit the Third Intifada Page and scroll down the left side of the page where you will see (under where it shows how many people like it) a “Report Page” link. Select that option and choose “Contains hate speech”.
- Share this article to your friends on Facebook so that they too will report the page.
- United with Israel is running a “Million Voices for Israel” signature campaign. “You can help prevent another terror war against Israel and save innocent lives. Please sign our open letter to Facebook to remove all groups that promote hatred, violence and death of innocent Israeli citizens.” Click on this link to sign the letter: http://millionvoicesforisrael.org.
Whether or not you have a Facebook account:
Please take a moment and take these actions for Israel.