"Murdered By Hamas Monsters"
The social media post was made amid a controversy over Israel's claims of Hamas beheading babies.
The office of the Israeli prime minister on Thursday shared horrifying photos of dead babies on social media and said that they were among the pictures shown by Benjamin Netanyahu to visiting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Mr Netanyahu's office claimed the photos were of babies murdered and burnt by Hamas.
“Here are some of the photos Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu showed to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Warning: These are horrifying photos of babies murdered and burned by the Hamas monsters. Hamas is inhuman. Hamas is ISIS,” the prime minister's office posted on X, formerly Twitter.
The timing of the post is significant as it comes amid a controversy over Israel's claims of Hamas beheading babies. The claims were seemingly echoed by US President Joe Biden, who had said on Wednesday that the attacks by Hamas were "sheer evil" and claimed to have seen photos of Hamas operatives beheading babies.
Later, however, a White House official walked back Mr Biden's comment, stating that neither the US president nor officials in the administration had seen the photos. The official said Mr Biden was referring to reports from Israel and comments from a senior official in the country.
Hamas has denied the claims and said that lies were being spread about “the Palestinian people and the resistance”.