Facebook closes the popular pro-Israel page
Facebook shut down a pro-Israel site that reportedly had millions of followers as the worst conflict in years raged in the Gaza Strip.
Mike Evans, founder of the Jerusalem Prayer Group, claimed critics targeted the website by posting “more than a million” comments and then reporting that they had never posted to the website, CBN reported.
“There has been an organized attempt by radical Islamic organizations to achieve this goal,” Evans was quoted as saying.
“It was a very clever, misleading plan by Islamic radicals.”
He also said the posts contained anti-Semitic comments.
Evans did not offer any evidence to support the claim, but was quoted in Arutz Sheva 7 and said he had not spoken to Facebook representatives since the page closed on Friday.
A Facebook company spokesperson said, “We removed the Jerusalem Prayer Team’s Facebook page for violating our rules on spam and improper conduct.”
The Facebook page became part of a social media conspiracy theory in which users claimed to automatically follow the page without ever choosing.
President Biden reportedly urged Israel to stop bombing Gaza amid international objections given the growing death toll.
Biden had publicly said he supported a ceasefire, but had also asserted Israel’s right to defend itself, according to the White House press office.