The IDF tweets "Iran breeding in the Middle East" with a meme appearing to show a woman pregnant with "terror," sparking online backlash.
Twitter users have slammed the Israeli Army for tweeting "Iran breeding in the Middle East" with a meme appearing to show a pregnant woman.
The tweet on the official handle of the Israeli Defense Forces was reported for advocating "genocide," and Twitter is being urged to pull it down.
Israel views Tehran as its biggest security threat. It has long accused Iran of backing Palestinian and Lebanese groups that fight Israeli troops.
Tel Aviv is also opposed to Iran's nuclear programme while both sides are also at odds with each other, particularly in Syria, where Tehran has helped Syrian regime gain the upper hand in a civil war.
Iran says Israel is the greatest threat to peace in the Middle East and often accuses Tel Aviv of plotting to overthrow Tehran's government with US help.
what a despicably bigoted tweet— Lee Henderson (@LeeHendy) April 8, 2019
To the Nazis, one of the unforgivable faults of my extended family in Poland was that they bred. Hitler sure fixed that "problem"— Berning For the Common Good (@LeniDiamond) April 7, 2019
Delete your account. pic.twitter.com/QpwZpWwgpy
Hi @TwitterSupport I reported the same exact tweet by another account last week and you found it violated your conduct guidelines. I assume you will have to reach the same conclusion, especially since the genocidal rhetoric is from an account that actually may act on the threat— Mike Prysner (@MikePrysner) April 8, 2019
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Iran didn't occupied palestine, Israel did— !₹ (@D_Hturt) April 7, 2019
Iran didn't occupied golan, Israel did
Iran didn't occupied south lebanon , Israel did
Iran didn't carried out massacres of people in neighbouring countries, Israel did
Iran isn't spreading terrorism.#GroupPalestine #WeAre4Palestine
Reported for advocating genocide.— Will McKnight (@wmcnugg) April 7, 2019
Can you please stop trying to win at social media. You are the Israel Defense Forces. Your job is to win on actual battlefields. These tweets/this strategy is a poor idea and counterproductive. You're simply feeding the trolls. We don't need this— Shoshanna Keats Jaskoll (@skjask) April 8, 2019
This tweet so reminds me of the 1970s bussing riots in Boston, when my fellow Irish-Americans proved they could be as racist as the worst of their fellow citizens. The oppressed become the oppressors, SMH.— William F Tulloch (@CPTDoomDC) April 8, 2019
You're such a try-hard, it's unbelievable the extent you go just to publish some lame meme thinking you're clever.— TØM CΛT (@TomtheBasedCat) April 7, 2019
This is reddit-tier stupidity, well done.
That tweet? Is an act of violence and hatred, not Tikkun Olam, and it shames our people.— Laura Anne Gilman (@LAGilman) April 8, 2019