Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son posted a controversial Instagram post
The Israeli wrote “F*** Turkey” on the popular social media network.
Yair appears to have deleted his account but numerous screenshots of the vulgar text, which appears on a backdrop of the Turkish flag, have been shared on social media.
The Prime Minister’s Office commented on the post saying: “Yair Netanyahu is a private citizen as is his Instagram page.”
On the other hand, Israeli politician Shelly Yacimovich expressed a different opinion and wrote on Twitter: “Yair Netanyahu is not a private man because he has chosen not to be a private man.”
This is not the first time that Netanyahu’s son has posted controversial material on social media.
In September he was forced to delete a meme from his Facebook profile which was described as anti-Semitic and an appreciation to white supremacy.
In January he was also caught on tape outside a Tel Aviv strip club drunkenly boasting about his powerful father and making derogatory comments about women.
However, the controversial Instagram post sparked even more outrage as it comes after already critical diplomatic tensions between the two countries
Turkey and Israel expelled each other’s ambassadors on Tuesday over the killing by Israeli forces of more than 60 Palestinians in Gaza and amid the US embassy’s transfer to Jerusalem.
Turkish President Recep Tayyp Erdogan and Mr Netanyahu also traded insults on Twitter and went at each other’s necks, accusing each other of brutality and human rights abuses.
Mr Netanyahu shared some strong words for the Turkish president on Twitter, saying, “Erdogan is among Hamas’s biggest supporters and there is no doubt that he well understands terrorism and slaughter.
“I suggest that he not preach morality to us.”
Hamas is a militant Islamist group with a political arm that governs the Gaza Strip, and which the US considers a terrorist organisation.
In response, Mr Erdogan shot back at the tweet, writing, “Netanyahu is the PM of an apartheid state that has occupied a defenceless people’s lands for 60+ yrs in violation of UN resolutions.
Protests came amid the ceremony to open the US Embassy in Jerusalem
Palestinians carry a wounded man to ambulance after Israeli occupation forces’ intervention
“He has the blood of Palestinians on his hands and can’t cover up crimes by attacking Turkey.”
The President added: “Want a lesson in humanity? Read the 10 commandments.”
Both leaders have been roundly criticised by groups for human rights violations: Mr Erdogan for state-sponsored violence against Kurdish communities and Mr Netanyahu for his policies toward the Palestinians.