Kahlout, 36, was arrested on Friday evening for “encouraging” a resident to harm himself, Ayman al-Batnihi, spokesman for the Hamas police in the Gaza Strip, said.
Barzilai had posted the picture — a white note on a black background — on Monday night and removed it on Tuesday morning.
Palestinians took to social media to express outrage over the increase in suicide rates, with many holding Hamas and the PA responsible for the harsh economic conditions in the Gaza.
The blast shook the ground, said Mohammed Ali, a shopkeeper in the area. At the city's Madina hospital, a nurse, Halima Nur, said it had received five people injured in the blast for treatment.
The world-famous food writer took his own life after struggling with depression in 2018, now his friends honor him with a national day in the US to raise awareness of mental illness.
The Education Ministry has rejected requests made in the past several weeks for sending students with suicidal tendencies to certified professionals for necessary assessment.
The suicide of Sarah Hegazi, a 30-year-old Egyptian lesbian activist who went into exile in Canada, has aroused feelings ranging from hostility to sympathy in the socially conservative Arab world.
The incident occurred a mere five days after over 12,000 people gathered in Tel Aviv, calling on the government to fund programs battling domestic violence.
The appeal came after the Hamas-controlled Ministry of Interior announced on May 29 that Muaz Ahmad Abu Amra, 19, committed suicide by hanging himself inside his prison cell.
Cpl. Niv Lubaton committed suicide after he was being recruited as a source by Military Police.