Israeli Prime Minister’s son abuses Turkey on social media
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference in Jerusalem December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son on Wednesday posted a controversial picture on his Twitter account to abuse Turkey after its President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blamed Israel for the killings in recent Gaza protest.
As reported by the Sputnik agency on Thursday, Yair Netanyahu took to his Instagram account to post a controversial picture depicting a morphed Turkish national flag.
This came after a diplomatic row between Turkey and Israel broke out following the clashes on Monday wherein over 60 Palestinian protesters were killed by the Israeli forces on the Gaza Strip.
They were there to take part in the Great March of Return and condemn the inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem
The social media users immediately re-tweeted the picture as some of them criticised Yair for his comments. The original post, however, was withdrawn later.
On Tuesday, Turkey expelled Israel’s ambassador Eitan Naeh from the country. Reportedly, he was subjected to a “humiliating” security check at Istanbul airport.
The Turkish and Israeli Prime Ministers exchanged jibes as Erdogan called Benjamin Netanyahu “the PM of an apartheid state” who “has the blood of Palestinians on his hands” while Netanyahu in his turn lambasted Erdogan for “the occupation of northern Cyprus” and “invading Syria.”
On the other hand, South Africa recalled its ambassadors from Israel while Ireland, Belgium, and Luxembourg summoned their Israeli envoys to express their frustration and protest against the Gaza issue.