An editor for Walla News made headlines on Monday with a controversial Facebook post, calling for terror attacks against a rally planned for Tuesday in support of Elor Azariya, the soldier accused of manslaughter after killing a wounded terrorist last month in Hevron.
Roy Baharir Perl, who has made no secret of his distaste for Azariya or his supporters, wrote “Dear terrorists, on Tuesday there’s going to be a major rally in Rabin Square [in Tel Aviv]. Come do a terror attack. Thanks.”
The post sparked a firestorm of criticism, and Perl eventually removed the offending comment.
Perl later spoke to the news website Ice about the incident, admitting that the post was in poor taste.
“Yes, I’m opposed to this whole carnival [of support for] the soldier, but I understand that the post crossed the line.
“I wrote the post out of an instinctive response to other posts in favor of the soldier. Afterwards I decided that it was a hasty and foolish comment.”