'Iranian women breed terrorists': Israeli military's 'genocidal' tweet

'Iranian women breed terrorists': Israeli military's 'genocidal' tweet goes viral
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08 April, 2019
The Israeli army is being reported on Twitter by people across the world, after writing a tweet implying Iranian women breed terrorist babies.
The Israeli army called for Iranian genocide on Twitter [AFP]
The Israeli army's official Twitter account has come under fire after posting a racist tweet insinuating that Iranian babies still in the womb are "terrorists".

The tweet follows a current meme trend where a word is put inside a pregnant figure to illustrate how deep certain tendencies or habits can be embedded within humans or a groups.

Many have used the new trend to joke about their love for a certain food, coffee or to joke about personal quirks.

The Israeli army took part, with the tweet saying "Iran breeding in the Middle East", then the word "terror" inside the womb.

The tweet, which currently has at least 1,200 retweets, has been denounced by people across the world as racist and encouraging genocide, with many in the replies urging fellow tweeters to report the tweet.

"Delete this tweet and your account you racists," one person replied to the Israeli army account. 

"I see that you took time out of your busy schedule of slaughtering Palestinian children to tweet this bulls**t :-)" another said in a tweet.

Official Israeli spokespersons and politicians have made comments about Palestinian, Muslim and Arab mothers and children viewed as dangerous before.

Israeli lawmaker Ayelet Shaked appeared to call for the slaughter of Palestinian mothers who give birth to "little snakes" in one infamous Facebook post during the 2014 massacre of Gaza, which has since been deleted.

"They are all enemy combatants, and their blood shall be on all their heads. Now this also includes the mothers of the martyrs, who send them to hell with flowers and kisses. They should follow their sons, nothing would be more just," she wrote in Hebrew.

"They should go, as should the physical homes in which they raised the snakes. Otherwise, more little snakes will be raised there."

Israel's Operation Protective Edge in Gaza that year left 1,462 civilians - including 495 children and 253 women - dead.

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