A pro-Israel prayer group was permanently banned by Facebook last month after it became the target of a barrage of anti-Semitic hate comments.
The popular Jerusalem Prayer Team page was started in 2002 and had amassed more than 76 million followers from around the world before Facebook suddenly unpublished the page on May 15. The page’s administrators appealed the decision with Facebook the same day to no avail.
Over the previous three days beginning on May 12, the page had been inundated with what appeared to be a coordinated influx of negative comments, many of them crude and expressing anti-Semitic sentiments.
Among the negative comments on the page were some reading, “Hitler was right” and “U all dead soon.”
“Another Holocaust is coming soon….. be ready Jewish people,” one commenter wrote.
“There are Jews everywhere. We must attack every Jew on planet Earth,” wrote another commenter, adding, “We must slaughter and kill them, with Allah’s help. We will lacerate and tear them to pieces.”
Michael Evans, the page’s