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Gantz on Jerusalem tensions: Facebook not sufficiently helping address incitement

Defense Minister Benny Gantz also addresses the ongoing tensions in Jerusalem at the start of the cabinet meeting, echoing Prime Minister Netanyahu’s statement that Israel is committed to maintaining freedom of worship.

Gantz, who is also justice minister, says that ministry is working with security officials to address incitement on social media.

“Unfortunately, I can say some of the social media firms, particularly Facebook, are not sufficiently cooperating on everything related to taking down inciteful text on the networks. I hope we get broader cooperation to calm the tensions,” Gantz says, according to a statement from his office.

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