Police: 'stop irresponsible social media posts' about the murder

Yair Netanyahu accused the police of covering up details of 19-year-old Ori Ansbacher's murder, possibly instigating the police's request of the public to stop posting details of the death.

By
February 10, 2019 00:00
Yair Netanyahu

Yair Netanyahu . (photo credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/MAARIV)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

In an unusual move, the police asked the public to stop posting gory details about the murder of Ori Ansbacher, 19, in the Jerusalem forest on Thursday.

Since Anbsbacher’s death “there have been various reports, particularly on social media, about the circumstances of the murder, including irresponsible depictions of horror,” the police stated.
“We want to make it clear that these are groundless reports, harm both the victim and the family’s dignity and mislead the public,” the police said.


“We want to clarify that from the moment [of the murder] the Israel Police have used all available tools and means at its disposal in order to track the suspects related to this act. We urge the public not to spread false rumors or disinformation from unauthorized sources,” it said.


Among those who posted on social media was Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son’s Yair, who accused the police of covering up details of Anbacher’s death.


“Something very bad is happening within the Israel Police. A police force that tries to determine policy is very dangerous for all of us,” Yair Netanyahu wrote.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman talks with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz
March 25, 2019
Middle East watching how Israel handles Gaza

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN