Facebook under fire

Israel has responded to the latest terror by angrily pointing fingers at the Palestinian leadership and at Facebook – and by taking some major policy moves.

Facebook has become a “monster” and shares the blame for recent murders due to its failure to report extremist Palestinian posts to Israel, said Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan. He referred to the fact that Muhammad Nasser Tarayrah, killer of 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel, uploaded several posts glorifying terrorism and declaring his desire to be martyred.

Instead of helping Israel fight terror, Facebook is “sabotaging the work of Israeli police” and “refusing to cooperate”, Erdan claimed.

“Facebook, which has brought a positive revolution to the world, since the rise of Islamic State and the wave of terror, has become a monster. The dialogue, the incitement, the lies of the young Palestinian generation are happening on the Facebook platform.”

Read the story by Nathan Jeffay in the Australian Jewish News.