Facebook removed on Friday a viral photo that falsely accused an “IDF soldier” of killing a “Palestinian” boy.

The photo, which was shared more than 25,000 times on Facebook before it was removed, depicted a Chilean police officer crushing a bloodied boy alongside the caption: “An Israeli soldier kills a Palestinian child.”

According to the profile of Nabil Ben H, the Facebook user who uploaded the photo, he is an employee of the Tunisian Education Ministry.

The post was first exposed by popular Israeli-Arab social activist Yoseph Haddad and was soon picked up by the Arab Desk of the pro-Israel watchdog Im Tirtzu, which urged its tens of thousands of followers to report the post.

Tom Nisani, head of Im Tirtzu’s Arab Desk, said he was glad the post was removed and praised Yoseph Haddad for exposing it.

“We are proud of Yoseph Haddad for the amazing work he does on behalf of Israel. He is an important voice in the Arab sector who encourages integration and peace – if only there were more like him!”

Source: Arutz Sheva

Related Articles:

Victims of air force plane crash named: Maj. Itay Zayden, Cpl. Lihu Ben-Bassa

The victims of the light plane crash in the south on Tuesday were identified as a major in the Israel Air Force reserves and a 19-year-old flight school cadet, as the Israel Defense...

Israel Air Force instructor and cadet killed in Negev plane crash

Two Israel Air Force personnel have died in a plane crash in Israel's Negev near Mishmar Hanegev on Tuesday. The two people were identified as an officer and a cadet in the...

In threat to Iran, US sends heavy bombers to Middle East via Israel

The United States this week rapidly deployed several heavy bombers to the Middle East this week in an apparent threat to Iran, amid swirling speculation that US President...

Report: Netanyahu flies to Saudi for ‘secret’ meeting with Crown Prince and Pompeo

In the first visit of its kind, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to Saudi Arabia on Sunday, where he met with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and US Secretary of State Mike...

Egyptian actor sparks outrage for taking photo with Israeli singer in UAE

An Egyptian actor has sparked outrage and torrent of abuse after he took a picture with an Israeli singer during a vacation in Dubai. Actor Muhammad Ramadan was snapped...

We call upon the UK Government to officially recognise Jerusalem is Israel's capital and move its embassy to Jerusalem.

Become a member of CUFI and receive these mini-books and exclusive lapel-pin