Facebook has removed a page calling for a new Palestinian uprising against Israel after more than 350,000 people signed up to it.
The page which appeared on the social networking site was called Third Palestinian Intifada and had called for an uprising after Muslim prayers on Friday 15 May. Judgment Day will be brought upon us only once the Muslims have killed all of the Jews,
a quote from the page read.
Israel had raised concerns about the page.
Facebook said the page had begun as a call for peaceful protest, even though it used the term intifada with its connotation of violent revolt. However, after the publicity of the page, more comments deteriorated to direct calls for
violence, said Andrew Noyes, Facebook's public policy communications manager. The creators of the page eventually made calls for violence as well, he added.
According to AFP news agency, three new copycat pages have appeared, with more than 7,000 Palestinians signing up to them.