Friday, April 11, 2008
Complaints by Israeli settlers angry at Facebook for listing them as residents of "Palestine" has prompted the popular social networking Web site to allow users to list their location as Israel. Facebook users living in Maaleh Adumim, Ariel and other large West Bank settlements protested when the site automatically listed their hometowns as being in "Palestine," and a group of settlers had accused the California-based company of having a political agenda.
"I was surprised and disappointed to find that my hometown of Ariel is listed in Facebook as being part of a country called 'Palestine,'" wrote Ari Zimmerman on Facebook. Brandee Barker, Facebook's director of communications, said users living in major settlement blocs, as well as Hebron, can now choose between being listed as residents of Israel or Palestine.
Comment: The poor settlers can't handle the truth....They are religious fanatics living in the Palestinian Territories on land confiscated by the Israeli government against international legal codes.