Pakistani social media users mocked right-wing extremists in India for being excluded from the friend’s list of Israel as a tweet with flags of countries supporting Israel went viral.
Israeli prime minister had tweeted thanking countries supporting Israel for its continued barbaric attacks on the Palestinian population and settlements in Gaza in the name of self-defense.
Benjamin Netanyahu had, instead of naming the countries, posted the emoticons of flags of countries supporting it. The list had flags of the US, UK, Canada, and other countries, however, it did not have an Indian flag.
“Thank you for resolutely standing with Israel and supporting our right to self-defense against terrorist attacks,” said Benjamin Netanyahu in his tweet. His tweet disappointed thousands of Hindu extremists who expected India to be labeled as the friends of Israel.
The right-wing Hindu extremists had been running social media trends in support of Israel for the past week. #IndianStandwithIsrael had been trending atop on Twitter under which thousands of social media users were celebrating the attack on the Muslim population of Palestine and Gaza.
Thank you for resolutely standing with 🇮🇱 and supporting our right to self defense against terrorist attacks.
— Benjamin Netanyahu – בנימין נתניהו (@netanyahu) May 15, 2021
— Bishnu Mondal (@Bishnuworld) May 16, 2021
Following the tweet, several Indian social media users commented on Benjamin Netanyahu’s tweet expressing allegiance and solidarity with Israel. They asked the Israeli premier to include India in its friend’s list.
However, the Indian Hindu extremists faced further embarrassment when India openly expressed support for the ‘just Palestinian cause’ in the United Nations Security Council meeting convened on the ongoing bombings on Gaza by Israeli forces.
pLeaSe Sir MeNtIon InDiA pLeasEee 😭😭😔😔😔🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳😔😔🙄😑😑🙄😔. wE lOve GreAt NatIoN oF IsrAeL 🇮🇱😄😍😋. iSrAeL jIndAbaD 😍😍😍😘😆 pic.twitter.com/VOE6j7trfy
— Ali Nasir (@aliaikdoteen) May 15, 2021
Respected Sir, I do not know what will be the decision of our government, but I and every citizen of India are ready to fight for Israel.
— MoNu (@MoNu33239790) May 16, 2021
I know India hasn't announced officially! But we citizens know and want to say #IndiaStandWithIsrael
हमारी भारत सरकार को ऑफीशियली अनाउंसड करना चाहिए अपने परम मित्र इजराइल के साथ है🙏 pic.twitter.com/upKwV1L543
— AtmGuruJi(💯%Follow🔙) (@atmguruji) May 16, 2021
India called for the immediate de-escalation in Gaza and demanded the two-state resolution of the Israel-Palestine cause.
“Immediate de-escalation is the need of the hour, to arrest any further slide towards the brink. We urge both sides to show extreme restraint, desist from actions that exacerbate tensions, and refrain from attempts to unilaterally change the existing status quo, including in East Jerusalem and its neighborhood,” said India’s Permanent Representative and Ambassador to UN, T.S. Tirumurti.