The Jewish Agency for Israel's Facebook page was inundated with hundreds of explicitly anti-Israel and anti-Semitic messages over the past week.

According to an agency statement, the bombardment apparently was timed to coincide with the October 6 anniversary of the beginning of the Yom Kippur War in 1973 as many of the perpetrators were Egyptian Facebook users hailing Egypt’s “victory” and promising Israel’s destruction.

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Many of the messages displayed swastikas and violent imagery, as well as conveyed hateful messages in Arabic, Hebrew and English.

The messages were erased as soon as they were discovered.

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