‘Ter­ror­ist’ threats on Face­book

The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS - BY DAN GOLD­BERG SYD­NEY

A JEWISH wo­man liv­ing in Melbourne is be­lieved to have re­ceived a death threat from a man claim­ing to be a mem­ber of Hizbol­lah on the so­cial net­work­ing web­site Face­book.

Aus­tralian counter-ter­ror ex­perts launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion last week fol­low­ing the threat by a man called Ibrahim Di­rani, ac­cord­ing to a re­port in The Aus­tralian news­pa­per on Satur­day.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice doc­u­ments, the mem­ber of a Le­banon-based Face­book group al­legedly wrote af­ter the Is­raeli wo­man re­jected his of­fer of a an on­line friend­ship: “I am Hizbol­lah and I am go­ing to kill you and all of your fam­ily — prom­ise you.”

The man is now be­lieved to have been banned by Face­book.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.