Friday, October 9, 2015

Foreign Ministry implores websites to remove Palestinian incitement videos - Shlomo Cesana, Daniel Siryoti and Israel Hayom Staff



by Shlomo Cesana, Daniel Siryoti and Israel Hayom Staff


"No one should be allowed to spread hateful and violent propaganda, the results of which we experience every day," says a statement released by the Foreign Ministry after approaching Facebook and YouTube to remove incitement videos.
 

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely
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Photo credit: AP

The Foreign Ministry's communications department has contacted social media websites Facebook and YouTube, demanding that Palestinian videos inciting to violence against Israelis be removed.

"This encouragement to attack Jews, which creates a supportive environment for hatred and violence, is unacceptable," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
"No one should be allowed to spread hateful and violent propaganda, the results of which we experience every day, unfortunately."

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely on Wednesday called a meeting for all Foreign Ministry management, including Foreign Ministry Director General Dore Gold, to discuss the recent wave of terrorist attacks.

At the meeting, officials discussed concrete steps to be taken against Palestinian incitement.
Ultimately, it was decided to establish an inter-ministerial team that will create a serious of videos explaining the issue of Palestinian incitement. The team will also plan ways to address the European parliament and U.S. Congress about cutting funding to the Palestinian Authority as long as incitement continues.

The Zionist Union released a statement criticizing the Foreign Ministry's plans: "You fight terrorists with clear policy on the ground, not with a war on online videos. Terrorism in the streets is out of control and the government's response is to create a Facebook team."

Meanwhile, terrorist group Hamas has released another "hit" music video in Hebrew, to follow up their song "Attack! Carry out terror strikes!" which became popular online during Operation Protective Edge in summer 2014. 

The latest video is set to the tune of "He Who Believes Does Not Fear," a famous song by leading Israeli singer Eyal Golan, and is titled "The Soldiers of God."

Singing in Hebrew to a video showing terrorist strikes carried out against Israelis, the Hamas members say, "We are soldiers of God and we were sent to wipe out the Zionists."


Shlomo Cesana, Daniel Siryoti and Israel Hayom Staff

Source: http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=28747

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