Pro-Zionist organization Im Tirtzu filed a complaint with the Israel Police in Jerusalem on Wednesday in the wake of a pro-Hamas demonstration at the Hebrew University campus this week. The organization says the demonstration amounts to incitement.
On Tuesday, about 100 students — mostly Arab but also some from the radical Left — held doctored photos depicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with bloody hands, to protest Operation Pillar of Defense in the Gaza Strip. Such pictures are known to have been used in the past in similar protests and have even made it to Facebook and Twitter.
At the same time, Im Tirtzu, which describes itself as a movement that aims to educate the public about Zionist values, staged a counter-demonstration.
The movement held demonstrations in support of the Israel Defense Forces throughout the eight-day military campaign in the Gaza Strip.
"We cannot tolerate such ugly instances of incitement directed against the prime minister, just when the state makes a legitimate and lawful decision to protect its citizens from Hamas' terrorist fire from the Gaza Strip," the movement's chairman, Ronen Shoval, said on Wednesday. “The movement will use every possible legal means at its disposal to prevent a recurrence of such actions."