Yair Netanyahu: There will never be peace with 'Palestinians'

Prime Minister's son temporarily banned from Facebook for criticizing social media giant after hoping terrorists are brought to justice.

David Rosenberg,

Yair Netanyahu
Yair Netanyahu
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Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s son Yair Netanyahu was temporarily banned from the social media network Facebook on Sunday, after he criticized the company’s decision to censor one of his posts.

On Sunday, Yair Netanyahu, an employee at the Shurat Hadin Israel Law Center, posted a message on Facebook expressing hope that the deaths of Israeli Jews murdered in terror attacks would be avenged, adding that he did not believe peace was possible with the Palestinian Authority.

In October, an Arab terrorist, Ashraf Na’alwa, murdered Ziv Hajbi and Kim Levengrond-Yehezkel during an attack in the Barkan industrial zone in Samaria.

On Thursday, IDF soldiers attempting to apprehend Na’alwa shot and killed him when he opened fire on the Israeli security forces.

That day, two Israeli soldiers were killed by Hamas terrorists in a shooting attack outside of the town of Givat Assaf in Samaria.

“May the memory of the murdered be a blessing,” wrote Netanyahu. “I hope that we merit to see their deaths avenged, as happened last night with the murderer who killed Kim and Ziv in the Barkan terror attack. There will never be peace with the monsters in the form of humans who have been called ‘Palestinians’ since 1964. We need to encourage them to emigrate from our country to the 22 states of their fellow [Arabs].”

Shortly thereafter, however, Facebook removed the comment, saying only that it did not conform to the company’s rules.

When Netanyahu posted a follow-up comment criticizing Facebook for removing his comment while permitting radical Islamic groups and terrorist organizations to maintain entire pages on the social media outlet, Facebook issued a 24-hour ban on Netanyahu.

“The digital police of the radical progressives at Facebook have gotten to me this time! Mazel Tov! Facebook has official pages for groups like Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Iranian regime. And there are an endless amount of pages calling for the destruction of Israel and the murder of Jews. There are thousands of violent, radical posts from leftists against me and against my family, including threats of physical violence and threats of murder.”

“None of this violates Facebook’s community rules. They are protected as ‘free speech’. The right-wing around the world needs to wake up. The only outlet we have is social media, since the established media outlets are controlled entirely by the radical left (in Israel, as well as in the US and Europe). Now they’re trying to shut out mouths in the one place we’ve had the right to express our opinion.”

After posting the message, Facebook issued a 24-hour ban on Netanyahu’s account. He responded shortly thereafter via Twitter, noting that Facebook had erased the comment within minutes of his posting it.

“It is simply unbelievable. Facebook has blocked me for 24 hours because I criticized them. Computer dictatorship.”

“What is even more amazing is that they erased the comment within five minutes. When I tell Facebook about people calling for the murder of Jews, they take a month to respond to me, and then only to say that the post “does not violate our community rules”.

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