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Attorney Nitzana Darshan-Leitner, the head of the Shurat Hadin legal organization, said that social media was to blame for the terrorist stabbing attack in Jerusalem Sunday.

"Today the actual terrorist was the one who carried out the stabbing attack, but Facebook was the one who gave him the knife," said Darshan-Leitner.

"Unfortunately, more and more innocent victims continue to be added to the $1 billion lawsuit we are conducting against Facebook in US courts. Facebook does not see fit to stop the incitement on their site which leads to murder.

Darshan-Leitner continued: "What [Facebook] refuses to do voluntarily will instead be accomplished through legal means. This attack today proves that all attacks begin on Facebook."

Hours before the attack, the terrorist, a resident of the PA-controlled city of Shechem (Nabulus) in Samaria, Abu Al-Keraa, wrote on his Facebook account that he hoped to “raise the banner” for “Allah’s sake”.

“For Allah’s sake we rose up, we wish to raise the banner…to let our religion [Islam] exult once again, and to make the Al Aqsa Mosque [on the Temple Mount] once again be resplendent.”

“Please let our blood be spilled – for it is of little matter to spill one’s blood for our homeland, for Jerusalem, and for the Al Aqsa Mosque.”