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Video appearing to incite violence ahead of Israel rally removed from TikTok

Clip posted by 19-year-old Australian Muslim features a poster for the rally, with a caption reading: “If you’re from Victoria, Australia, you know what to do.” 

A video appearing to incite violence ahead of a pro-Israel rally on Sunday has been removed from social media.

The clip, which has now been removed, was posted by a 19-year-old called Nayla bint Muhamed.

It features the poster for the rally at the weekend with a caption reading: “If you’re from Victoria, Australia, you know what to do.”

She also performs a hand gesture in the clip, which features Islamic music playing in the background. According to some sources the music, entitled Dawlat al-Islam Qamat, is related to Islamic State.

Before being taken down, it received more than 75,000 views, according to the Australian Jewish News (AJN).

The AJN reported several of the comments incited violence, including: “I’m pulling up with AK-47s”, “Should we get the IEDs? [improvised explosive devices]”, “We coming to burn their flags”, “Who’s trying to shoot?” and “Soon Inshallah”.

A Victoria Police spokesperson said Sunday’s rally would have “a visible presence in the area to ensure there is no breach of the peace and provide community safety,”

Local Jewish and pro-Israel activists sought to reassure members of the community.

One of the rally organisers, Yossi Goldfarb, who is president of Zionism Victoria, saying it would still go ahead, and that “all measures have been taken to make sure everyone is protected and safe”.

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