MOST significantly, the video data evidence presented above evolved as a result of a precedent setting lawsuit lodged against Facebook, for the part it continuously plays in the pile up of Jewish bodies – from militant jihadists – in Israel. Cause and effect.
MORE specifically, the charges are:
On October 26, 2015, Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center filed an unprecedented lawsuit against Facebook on behalf of some 20,000 Israelis to stop allowing Palestinian terrorists to incite violent attacks against Israeli citizens and Jews on its internet platform. The Complaint seeks an injunction against Facebook requiring it to monitor incitement and to respond immediately to complaints about inciting content.
The Complaint was filed in response to a wave of terror attacks beginning in October 2015 by which Palestinians attacked people with knives, axes, screwdrivers, cars and Molotov cocktails for no reason other than a perception by the attacker that the victims are Jewish. Many of these attackers were motivated to commit their heinous crimes by incitement to murder and the glorification of violence against innocent civilians they read on Facebook. 76-year-old Richard Lakin, the lead plaintiff in the case, was brutally attacked by two such Palestinian terrorists, as he rode Bus 78 in Jerusalem’s Armon HaNatziv neighborhood on October 13, 2015. He was left with life threatening injuries after being shot in the head and stabbed in the stomach and died of his wounds two weeks later. The 20,000 Israelis that joined the lawsuit all live in fear of their personal safety and security as a result of this violent incitement and want to see Facebook change its policies.
The Complaint alleges that Facebook is much more than neutral internet platform or a mere “publisher” of speech because its algorithms connect the terrorists to the inciters. Facebook actively assists the inciters to find people who are interested in acting on their hateful messages by offering friend, group and event suggestions and targeting advertising based on people’s online “likes” and internet browsing history. Additionally, Facebook often refuses to take down the inciting pages, claiming that they do not violate its “community standards.” Calling on people to commit crimes is not constitutionally protected speech and endangers the lives of Jews and Israelis. Shurat HaDin will pursue the claims against Facebook on behalf of its 20,0000 clients until Facebook makes it will not allow itself to serve as a tool for terrorists to transmit their rabble rousing messages to their followers and that incitement to anti-Semitic violence will not be tolerated on its website.
ONCE the above nexus is ingested, pray tell, is there any wonder why a loving mother of six, Dafna Meir, z”l, of blessed memory, was slaughtered? You decide.
The woman has since been identified as 39-year-old Dafna Meir, a mother to six children, two of them foster children. She was initially critically wounded in the attack and succumbed to her wounds shortly after.
The Arab terrorist who carried out the attack succeeded in breaking into the town, entering the woman’s home and murdering her before fleeing the scene.
The woman, who works as a nurse, fought with the terrorist at the entrance to her home as her children were nearby, according to testimony. The children did not see the attack but heard her shouts and came running, and then called up security forces to hunt the murderer.
Security forces are currently pursuing the terrorist, aided by a helicopter, and residents of the town were asked to stay in their homes during the manhunt. The IDF has clarified that the terrorist is no longer in the town.
Witnesses of the attack have said the terrorist worked in the town and used his familiarity with the community to carry out the attack.
Meir will be buried on Monday morning. The funeral procession will leave from Otniel at 9 a.m. towards Jerusalem, and will arrive at 11 a.m. at Har Hamenuhot Cemetery in the northwestern Givat Shaul neighborhood of the capital.
Noam Bar, a senior Magen David Adom (MDA) paramedic, said, “the sight was difficult, we saw an unconscious woman aged around 40, who was not breathing and had no pulse.”
“She suffered from stab wounds to her upper body; we performed continued resuscitation but in the end we were forced to pronounce her death,” said Bar.
Former Interior Minister Eli Yishai, chair of the Yachad party which narrowly failed to enter the Knesset, responded to the murder by blaming the radical leftist groups B’Tselem and Breaking the Silence.
“I am shocked by the murderous attack in Otniel. The cruelty of the murderers knows no bounds,” said Yishai. “Again we come across the face of uninhibited evil. An awful murder of a Jewish woman hy”d in her private home, with her only ‘sin’ being that she was an Israeli Jew.”
“The struggle against incitement needs to be escalated. The Palestinian incitement at the side of the Israeli (incitement) managed by leftist organizations B’Tselem and Breaking the Silence is responsible for another despicable murder. God will avenge her blood.”
The attack came just minutes after a stabbing was thwarted at the western gate of Kiryat Arba, which leads to Hevron. In that incident, a female Arab terrorist was apprehended with a knife in her handbag before she was able to inflict any wounds.
Video from the terrorist’s arrest shows security forces neutralizing her. To watch click the image below.
That thwarted stabbing was the third of the day; earlier an Arab terrorist attempted to carry out a stabbing attack at the Samaria Regional Brigade Junction in Samaria (also known as Bahad 3), but was shot dead by soldiers before he was able to harm anyone.
Before that attempt, a potentially major serious attack was thwarted outside a Jerusalem synagogue, as three Arab youths were arrested after having been found armed with knives outside the Heichal Yaakov synagogue in Kiryat Moshe.
The three are believed to have planned to carry out an attack on the synagogue as it was packed with worshipers attending morning prayers.
CONSEQUENTLY, it is not for nothing that this American-Israeli repeatedly features – at this site and elsewhere – the bloody knock-on effects of militant jihad within Israel. And if proof of the same is required, so be it. Bear in mind that the following “only” involves the last few months of 2015!
ALAS, building a case against militant jihadists and their enablers (whether passive or otherwise) is more than necessary. It is mandatory. Life saving.
INDUBITABLY, ISIS’s catapult into Israel drew its opening shot in Tel Aviv. What’s the upshot?
TO wit, if the most recent slaughter of a Jewish mother of 6 – in the hills of the cradle of Judaism, Judea and Samaria – is not a byproduct of militant jihad’s “marriage” with continuous incitement on Facebook, well, just prove otherwise.
UNTIL then, it behooves EVERY person of conscience (whatever their religion, or lack thereof) to shout from the rooftops: When will enough be enough, before those who aid and abet Jewish slaughter are held to account?
RESULTANT, the following ad campaign is more than resonant, it is LIFESAVING!
What’s the most effective way to murder Jews? The answer to this shocking question can be found on many Arabic Facebook pages: “spray the knife with anti-insect poison before stabbing” and other anatomic directions for more effective stabbings are being posted daily.
On countless other pages it is also very easy to find incitement to murder of Israelis and praises for Jew killers that become cultural heroes. For example, a 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist, Muhand Halabi, shared a post on his Facebook page stating that the third Intifada has just started and that the current war is a struggle for Al-Aqsa. A day later, Halabi stabbed Israelis Aharon Benita and Rabbi Nehemya Lavi z’’l. These are only some of the many examples of Facebook’s refusal to monitor its platform that permits such dangerous and incendiary content.
We at “Shurat Hadin” have fought against incitement on Facebook for a long time. Recently we even sued Facebook on behalf of 20,000 Israelis for allowing incitement to violence on their platform. Today, Facebook has turned into the central online hub for incitement against Jews. Facebook refuses to take any meaningful action to confront this dire situation. Tens of thousands of requests to delete Palestinian posts that call for murder and terror against Jews were simply answered by Facebook with the following response: “Thank you for taking the time to report something that you feel may violate our Community standards…we reviewed the page you reported for containing a credible threat of violence and found it doesn’t violate our Community standards.”
We simply cannot allow this to continue any longer. Jewish and Israeli blood will not continue to be spilled as a result of terrorist incitement on Facebook’s social media platform. We want to make sure to raise the public’s awareness of the calls to violence that are nurtured on Facebook. We need your help with placing billboards in Mark Zuckerberg’s neighborhood – in order to make it impossible for him to ignore the incitement that his platform enables. We will not allow him to close his eyes to the violent incitement against Jews. This campaign will also highlight to Zuckerberg and the public that Jewish blood is not cheap and that criminal incitement to murder on Facebook will not be permitted to continue.
The cost of 1 billboard is $30,000. Together, we will stop the incitement on Facebook. *In the event that billboard vendors refuse to publish our message on their billboards, we will publish print ads in California newspapers.
GET INVOLVED. BE PROACTIVE. SAVE JEWISH LIVES!!
(The knife used in one of many recent Palestinian stabbing attacks against Israelis.)