Yair Netanyahu's anti-Turkey post draws ire

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Days after Turkey ordered Israeli ambassador over the killings of Palestinians near Israeli border fence in Gaza, son of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Nethanyahu has posted a controversial image on his Instagram page.

In response a spokesperson for Netanyahu's family said, "Yair Netanyahu is a private individual and his Instagram account is private". In Yair's image, the crescent replaced the letter "c" in the word 'f*ck'.

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 USA embassy's transfer to Jerusalem.

Israel expelled Turkey's consul-general in Jerusalem and, on Wednesday, summoned the country's deputy ambassador in Tel Aviv for a dressing down.

Responding to Erdogan, Netanyahu said, "A man who sends thousands of Turkish soldiers to hold the occupation of northern Cyprus and invades Syria will not preach to us when we defend ourselves from an attempt by Hamas".

While he appears to have since deleted his account, numerous screenshots have been shared in media outlets.

Yair Netanyahu, a son of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, had taken to Instagram to post a controversial picture captioned "F**k Turkey", The Haaretz reported.

This isn't the first time Netanyahu's son has invited controversy.

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.

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. Former Klu Klux Klan leader David Duke tweeted his approval, writing, "Welcome to the club, Yair - absolutely awesome, wow, just wow".

In January, Israeli media made public a recording where he was heard asking for cash from a friend whose father, he suggests, has benefited from Netanyahu's passing a multi-billion dollar gas deal through the Knesset.