Following a May 4 post in which he advised tossing the remains of slain terrorists into the sea, Yishai Fleisher, an advisor to Israel’s Minister of National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir, was briefly banned from Twitter over the weekend.
On Sunday, the prohibition was lifted.
After responding to Defense Minister Yoav Gallant’s decision to return the bodies of the terrorists who killed three members of the Dee family to their families, Fleisher was initially suspended from Twitter.
The terrorists were slain by the IDF raid on May 4.
Fleisher, a Jewish Community of Hebron representative, tweeted that Israel should throw the remains into the ocean rather than return them. “Tell the Jihadists and their supporters they will be dealt with if they raise a hand.”
According to The Jewish Press, Twitter sent Fleisher a pre-written statement: “Your account has been suspended due to violations of our Terms of Service. Your account won’t be reinstated after being reviewed for reinstatement.
In response, Fleisher said, “In my capacity as a consultant to the Israeli government, I posted a tweet advocating a strategy to combat terrorism. I’m sorry if I went too far.
But if I had been given the chance, I would have quickly corrected my tweet, and I didn’t even get a warning,” he claimed. “I normally take great care to avoid writing an offensive speech, and I’ll take even more excellent care in the future. Please re-establish.
Fleisher hailed Arsen Ostrovsky, CEO of the International Legal Forum, a group that uses the legal system to combat antisemitism, BDS, and terrorism after the ban was lifted.
Consider: If Israeli security kills a terrorist and retrieves the body they probably shouldn't give the bad guy a second life by allowing the Jihad to run a big funeral to honor that terrorist.
Maybe instead, finish the job, take the terrorist's body and throw it into the sea.…
— Yishai Fleisher يشاي ישי פליישר 🕎 (@YishaiFleisher) May 4, 2023