Numerous calls to murder the Israeli police officer who killed one of the terrorists in last week’s stabbing attack at the entrance to Har Habayis were issued after a photo singling out the officer was posted yesterday to Facebook by the Hamas-affiliated Shehab News Agency.
“The extremist Zionist policeman circled in blue who shot the two Jerusalemite boys, Nassim Abu Rumi and Hamoudeh al-Sheikh, two days ago was also the one who took furniture from the prayer house at the Gate of Mercy last night,” read the post on the popular Facebook page with over seven millions followers.
In response to the post, dozens of commenters issued calls to murder the police officer. “There are heroes in Jerusalem, the time of his stabbing is coming soon,” read one of the comments.
Other comments included: “Which type of car should I run him over with?,” “His end is near,” “Allah will deal with him,” and “His days will come to an end God willing.”
The Arab Desk of the Im Tirtzu organization, which discovered the post, immediately notified the police of the death threats.
“This is a serious case in which a policeman is facing death threats while fulfilling his duty on Har Habayis,” said Tom Nisani, Director of Im Tirtzu’s Arab Desk.
“The time has come to treat Har Habayis like any other sovereign place in Israel and crack down on the Arab-Islamist social networks that frequently incite violence against policemen and Jewish worshippers.”
Nisani continued: “The writing is on the wall and we must do something before the next disaster. These inciters belong behind bars.”
Attached are two screenshots of the picture uploaded by Shehab News Agency. The faces were blurred by Im Tirtzu for the protection of the officers.
YWN-Israel has learned that following a number of reports sent to Facebook about the post for inciting to violence, Facebook removed the post.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)