Facebook removes Hosen LeYisrael's post

Benny Gantz's party called on the public to harass Likud candidates and published their phone numbers. Post removed due to rule violations.

Ben Ariel ,

Gantz at Hosen LeYisrael gathering
Gantz at Hosen LeYisrael gathering
Yoni Kempinski

Benny Gantz's Hosen LeYisrael (Israel Resilience) party launched a Facebook campaign inviting users to send WhatsApp messages to senior Likud officials with a pre-structured message.

According to a Channel 12 News report, the post was removed from the social network after several hours, and Facebook noted that it contained confidential information that was revealed without consent.

"The post in question violates our community privacy rules, and therefore it was removed from the platform," said a spokeswoman for Facebook in Israel.

"Privacy and protection of personal information are fundamentally important values for Facebook. We work hard to ensure that personal accounts and information are secure and that no personal or confidential information is disclosed to others without first obtaining their consent."

The Likud took a shot at Hosen LeYisrael in the wake of the incident, saying, "We wanted to troll Benny Gantz's employees in response, but it turned out that Gantz had gone bankrupt and fired them all."

"Netanyahu was against the Disengagement and resigned in protest against the Sharon government. Benny Gantz wants to promote a second disengagement from Judea and Samaria, and Abu Mazen is encouraged by what he says. Netanyahu is a strong right. Benny Gantz is a weak left," said the Likud.