Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s eldest, Yair, tweeted on Sunday that Facebook blocked his page for 24 hours over apparent anti-Muslim posts and called the leading social network a “dictatorship”.
In a message posted Thursday on his Facebook page, Yair Netanyahu, 27, had called for “all Muslims (to) leave” Israel. His comments came after a spate of violence last week between Palestinians and Israeli occupation soldiers.
“Do you know where there are no attacks? In Iceland and in Japan where coincidentally there are no Muslims,” the prime minister’s son wrote.
In another post he wrote that there were only two possible solutions for peace, either “all Jews leave (Israel) or all Muslims leave”. “I prefer the second option,” he added.
Facebook deleted Yair Netanyahu’s posts, prompting him to take to Twitter to criticise the social networking giant, calling it a “dictatorship of thought”.
Critics of the prime minister have often attacked Yair as a grown man living in the premier’s residence despite having no official role and benefitting from a bodyguard, a driver and other perks.
They say the parents of the 27-year-old are grooming him for future political power in an attempt to establish a ruling dynasty. Israel occupied the West Bank and Jerusalem during the 1967 war in a move never recognised internationally. Ensuing violence has prevailed over the decades as Palestinians fight against the illegal Israeli occupation.