As Israeli firefighters battle the massive wave of forest fires set by Arab arsonists, which have been endangering communities all across the Jewish State for the past three days, Shurat HaDin is monitoring the shocking reaction on the Arab language social media platforms.
Horrifically, thousands of Arab internet users have been gleefully applauding the arson attacks and calling for additional fires to be set in Israel. The social media messages have been posted by Arab government officials as well as regular Arab citizens from Jordan, the Palestinian Authority, Egypt and Qatar.
Three days ago uncontrollable fires broke out in the Zichron Yaakov region that Israeli firefighters had difficulties suppressing. High winds in Israel this week have added to the dangerous situation. Additional fires were quickly set by Arab arsonists in areas across Israel including Haifa, Rishon L’Tzion, Modiin and Talmon. Citizens in many cities are being evacuated and many schools have been closed. The Israeli security services have arrested several suspects but the arson attacks are continuing.
Meanwhile, the Arab language social media networks have been ablaze with postings encouraging additional arson attacks. “#Tel_Aviv_IsBurning” was the most common Arabic hashtag trending on Arab social media platforms this morning.
These postings continue to incite terrorist violence on the Internet against Israel without the social media companies taking any steps to block the messages nor terminate the accounts of those calling for attacks.
Once again the social media companies are turning a blind eye to this dangerous incitement and becoming a tool in the hands of those urging violence against innocent Jews.
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