A bus carrying Palestinian children and their teachers on a school trip to Jerusalem was hit by a truck killing 5 children and 1 teacher and injuring more then 40 people, some seriously raising fears that the death toll will rise. Bad weather was blamed for the accident.
Walla, an Israeli news website posted the news on their Facebook page and were immediately bombarded by hateful comments from Israeli’s celebrating the tragic accident and the death of Palestinian children.
Electronic Intifada reported that editors for Walla began deleting many of the racist comments and posted this warning to it’s readers:
“Friends, Stop writing racist and irrelevant responses. Users who write racist responses to the post will be blocked from the page.”
Palestinian activist Abir Kopty took a screenshot of some of the comments and translated them from Hebrew, she also pointed out how many ‘likes’ the hateful comments had.
Benny: Calm down, they are Palestinian Children.
Tali: Its seems like they are Palestinian children.. Thank God..
Tal: Thank God they are Palestinians
Ajala: Great less terrorists!!!!
Eliya: Only Palestinian children were injured about ten.
Itai: Thank God its Palestinians, let it be such bus every day.
Aleyah: calm down, Its a bus with Palestinian children, lets pray there will be deaths, or at least severe injuries, this is great news to start the day with.