Facebook drops uprising page after Israel protest

Posted: March 30, 2011 in World News

Associated Press
March 30, 2011

JERUSALEM – A Facebook page calling on Palestinians to take up arms against Israel has been removed from the social-networking site after a high-profile Israeli appeal.

Entitled “Third Palestinian Intifada,” the page had more than 350,000 fans before it was taken down. Facebook didn’t comment the removal on Tuesday.

Israeli Cabinet Minister Yuli Edelstein said in a letter to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg that the page included calls to kill Jews and for “liberating” Jerusalem through violence.

It urged Palestinians to take to the streets after Friday prayers on May 15 and begin an uprising. It read: “Judgment Day will be brought upon us only once the Muslims have killed all of the Jews.”

Edelstein said the page incites to violence and violates Facebook content regulations.

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