Facebook Pulls Down ‘Third Intifada’ Page
Group calling for May uprising had recieved more than 300,000 ‘likes’
Facebook appears to have pulled down a site calling for a “Third Palestinian Intifada” after the Israeli government, Anti-Defamation League, and others protested. I saw the page last night (and moronically neglected to take a screengrab), and, while it was written mostly in Arabic, it contained the date May 15, 2011, the rough date of Israeli independence which Palestinians call Nakba Day. By the time I clicked on the page, late last evening, well over 300,000 people had “liked” it. According to Ynet, the group behind the page was calling for simultaneous protests in Egypt, Jordan, and Syria, and attacks on Israel from Gaza and the West Bank, on May 15.
I also recall reading on the page the threat that, should Facebook take the page down, all Arabs would boycott Facebook. We’ll see!