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Palestinian Man Arrested Over Mistranslated Facebook Message

Things can get real tricky when it comes the translation of foreign languages, especially on social media.

According to DailyMail, a Palestinian man was arrested when Israeli police believed he was sending a terroristic threat via Facebook when he hit ‘send’ on a status update that said “good morning” in arabic. When translated to Hebrew the phrase read “attack them” and in English reads “hurt them”.

Authorities believed the man was plotting an attack and promptly arrested the unidentified man. Apparently there was a malfunction in the language translator and the man was released shortly after he was taken.

Technology is a dirty game. Smh.


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