The Israeli government has begun to systematically block YouTube videos that it deems unsafe.
This measure is in response to a statement by Tayyib Rashid, a Saudi citizen who attacked El Al flight 1235 three weeks ago. When interrogated by authorities, Rashid claimed that he got the idea for the attack from watching YouTube videos.
Rashid attacked the flight after a recent Israeli military raid in the Gaza Strip. He used an improvised bomb created by over-charging his laptop battery and puncturing it with a nail hidden in his shoe.
The plane landed safely, and several passengers were hospitalized for severe burns and chemical inhalation. Rashid was also hospitalized for burns on his arms and legs.
The government has also temporarily banned all electronic devices from flights.