Qusra Now, the Facebook page of the village of Qusra, from which last week emerged a mob that attacked and attempted to lynch a Bar Mitzvah hike of 25 Jewish children from a nearby settlement. The children were accompanied by two parents, who serve in the local IDF battalion. At one point, as the children were hectically fleeing their vicious attackers into a cave, the attackers ganged up on one of the parents who fired and killed one of the rioters in self-defense.
On the occasion of the dead attacker’s funeral, the village’s Facebook page posted the picture of the Jewish father circled in red, and Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan circled in yellow. The father is described as “the martyr’s murderer,” with obvious implications.
In response, Attorney Menashe Yado of the Honenu legal aid society filed an urgent letter to the commander of the Judea and Samaria District Police, demanding that police order Facebook to remove the post and act against the inciter.
Yado warned that in the culture of the village in question, there is only a short span between a call for the killing of an individual and attempts to carry it out, “It is therefore necessary to eliminate this concrete and dangerous course of action.”