The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has "reached out to Facebook" to remove a "cause" page entitled "Third Palestinian Intifada," saying the page constitutes "an appaling abuse of technology to promote terrorist violence." According to an official statement, the ADL's request has not been met.
ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman said the page misleadingly calls for peaceful demonstrations given that it asks supporters to "build on the previous two intifadas" in a 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.”RELATED:Edelstein calls on Facebook to remove Intifada page Palestinians use social media to urge Hamas-Fatah unity
The page currently has more than 312,061 supporters, and "includes inflammatory anti-Israel language calling for supporters to build on the previous two intifadas." The page also contains links to related content on Twitter, Youtube, and in other locations.
Foxman called on Facebook to "reconsider its decision an remove this site, which by it's very title incites violence."
Last Wednesday Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli
Edelstein sent a letter to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg asking him
to make sure that a page calling for a third Palestinian Intifada be
In a personal plea to the founder of Facebook, Edelstein wrote "I turn
to you [Zuckerberg] with the request that you order the immediate
removal of this Facebook page." "I am sure that you too hold fast to
these values and would prefer that all of the pages on your site operate
according to them," the letter continued.
The founders of the Facebook group claim that they got the idea for the
page from the recent uprisings throughout the Middle East that led to
the ousting of the Tunisian and Egyptian leaders and the fall of their
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