We’ve been inundated with tragic news of the deadliest mass shooting on American soil, and the specter of the Islamic State ever looms, yet the recent attack that happened in Tel Aviv wasn’t instigated by the Islamic State. It was called for by Hamas during Ramadan, as the “month of Jihad” in their description. Hamas praised “jihad for the sake of Allah [as] the pinnacle of Islam,” calling Jihad “one of the best and most noble deeds.”
The Knesset has initiated legislation after the jihad terrorist attack by two Palestinian cousins who killed four people and injured others. Relatives of the victims found some videos and photos posted on social media, and out of concern for them, a proposed bill was introduced in Knesset that would set a fine of NIS 15,000 for anyone who publicizes any details, photos or videos from the scene of a tragic event without getting permission and without blurring the faces of the victims.
Jihadists celebrate and parade death, after using their own people as human shields, including children, as they deliberately launch rockets from schools and heavily populated areas in order to force Israel to strike back to wrack up civilian casualties. Meanwhile, democratic nations – including Israel – celebrate life, and rather than show off their murdered dead, consider the feelings of the victims’ families and thus use discretion.
“MKs Seek to Stem Spread of Graphic Footage From Terrorist Attacks”, by Lahav Harkov, Jerusalem Post, June 11, 2016:
After yet another terrorist onslaught last week was followed by the widespread dissemination of graphic security- camera footage and images of the carnage, including the faces of the victims, coalition chairman David Bitan and Knesset Law, Constitution and Justice Committee chairman Nissan Slomiansky sought to curb the phenomenon.
Slomiansky, proposed a bill that would set a fine of NIS 15,000 for anyone who publicizes details, photos or video from the scene of a tragic event without permission and without blurring the faces of the victims or who disseminates the names of people injured or killed before their families are notified by the authorities.
The Bayit Yehudi MK initiated the legislation after Wednesday night’s terrorist attack at the Sarona Market in Tel Aviv, when relatives of wounded victims found out from videos and photos posted on social media.
In addition, he pointed to a previous terrorist attack in which photos of people alleged to be the attackers were posted online, but they turned out to be mistaken. A similar thing occurred after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing….
“Spreading video footage without blurring faces and without supervision causes unnecessary panic in the public and inspires terrorists to continue. This phenomenon must stop immediately,” Slomiansky said.
Bitan is also considering proposing a bill, and called on people to stop sending and posting security camera footage of terrorist attacks on social media…..