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Prosecution for Israel's Tel Aviv District submitted to the Tel Aviv Magistrates Court an indictment against Bar Rosen, 26, for inciting to racism and violence on Facebook.

The indictment was submitted with the approval of Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, since the type of crimes generally falls under a person's right to freedom of expression.

According to the indictment, Rosen, who lives in Petah Tikva, managed a Facebook profile and had 490 "friends."

During the period when Israel was searching for Gilad Sha'ar, Naftalu Frankel, and Eyal Yifrach, Rosen posted incitement against Israel's Arab sector.

Sha'ar, Frankel, and Yifrach were abducted and murdered in cold blood by Arab terrorists. Their bodies were not found for two weeks.

"A Holocaust for Arab citizens, men and women!" he wrote. "It doesn't matter, I would be happy to kill every Israeli Arab with my own hands!"

In another post, Rosen wrote, "If I was allowed to, I would burn all the Arabs alive! I would love to do such a thing!"

"We need to start kidnapping Arabs, not putting them in a hotel-like jail. I have a great place for them - like in the [movie] Saw!"

Meanwhile, during the same period as Rosen posted, an Arab medical student got off scot-free after praising the boys' abduction and murder.

And Facebook routinely allows anti-Israel pages to stay up, while taking down anti-terror pages and blocking their managers. These pages spread incitement, encourage terror attacks, and have already claimed many victims' health - and lives.

However, a US court decided that Facebook is not responsible for incitement posted on its platform, since the site "merely serves as a platform for content created by users" and is therefore immune to liability.

This, despite the fact that Facebook regularly takes down pages it or its users find offensive.