Nimer Mahmoud Ahmad Jamal, perpetrator of the September 26, 2017 terror attack in Har Adar.
(photo credit: SOCIAL MEDIA)
The Facebook page of Har Adar terrorist Nimr al-Jamal was removed within 25 minutes from when relevant authorities in the Justice Ministry requested it, the Social Network’s representatives told former defense minister Moshe Ya’alon on Tuesday evening.
Ya’alon took to Facebook saying it took eight hours to remove the page and during that time period Jamal’s page hosted incitement to murder Israelis.
But hours later, Ya’alon posted that he received assurances from Facebook that it was removed much faster.
He praised Facebook for what it does to prevent the distribution of content which insists and leads to additional terror attacks.
However Ya’alon said there is more work to be done. Facebook invited Ya’alon to meet with them and learn more about what the company was doing on the issue.
“Only determined cooperation between Western governments and social media networks can make the world a safer place,” Ya’alon said.
“There must be both national and international efforts for the mission of digitally stopping terrorists and those who send them.”
Ya’alon wrote on Facebook that there were hundreds of responses praising the murders on the terrorist’s page.
Ya’alon, who reads Arabic, said the responses could be summarized with: “May God have mercy on you, hero, martyr.”
In a Facebook Live chat on Wednesday afternoon, Ya’alon vowed to reveal soon how he intends to run in the next election and who will run with him.
He said meanwhile, he will continue to host parlor meetings in communities around the country every night.
In the chat, Ya’alon defined himself as “a hawk on security issues.”
“It is important not to surrender to terrorism,” he said.
“We must fight it and not let it break us, even if it does not happen immediately.”