Former Justice Department prosecutor and U.S. Senate candidate sued both Facebook and founder Mark Zuckerberg on Friday for over $1 billion after the social networking website allegedly failed to remove a page calling for a third intifada against Israel’s Jewish population swiftly enough, Tech Crunch reports.
[Larry] Klayman, who founded controversial law firm Judicial Watch as well as political advocacy group Freedom Watch, alleges that Zuckerberg and Facebook willfully kept a page calling for a third Palestinian intifada against Jews online to “further their revenues and the net worth” of the company. The page, which was removed on March 29 because, according to Facebook, it indeed made “direct calls for violence” in violation of its policies.
On the page, Palestinians were urged to take to the streets after Friday prayers on May 15, 2011, and commence an uprising in the vein of the first two popular intifadas. “Judgment Day will be brought upon us only once the Muslims have killed all of the Jews,” read the call. The page reportedly garnered more than 340,000 fans.