Facebook’s offices in Israel were vandalized overnight amid growing anger over the slew of pages on the social media site inciting and encouraging violence against Jews and Israelis.
Despite being flagged by users as offensive, Facebook has reportedly declined to take down many such pages.
In response, a poster of giant red hand was pasted onto a wall outside the company’s offices on Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv, along with the graffiti “BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS” and “STOP_FB_TERROR.”
The initiator of the graffiti, Rotem Gaz, spoke with Channel 2 on Sunday morning, asserting he wished to pass a message to the heads of the social media giant.
“Facebook does not remove pages of incitement which call to murder Israelis,” Gaz charged. “They don’t like to take down these pages because the more bells and whistles there are, the more time people spend on the site which is worth money to them.”
“I decided to go out and campaign against them to make it clear our blood is on their hands.”
“We decided to do this because you can’t write anything on Facebook’s Wall (on the site), so we transferred the protest to the company’s physical wall, outside the network.”
Facebook is also facing legal action from Israel over their apparent refusal to take down pages authored by terrorists and their supporters, which include practical ideas and suggestions on how to carry out attacks against Israelis.
The Israel Law Center (Shurat Hadin) filed a class-action lawsuit against Facebook in the US on Thursday, accusing the social media site of being an accessory to terror.