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PM's son hits at Islam on Facebook

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son has reportedly posted disparaging comments about Arabs and Muslims on his Facebook page.

The newspaper Haaretz found that earlier this year 19-year-old Yair Netanyahu posted that Muslims "celebrate hate and death".

He wrote after Palestinians killed five members of an Israeli family that "terror has a religion and it is Islam".

Haaretz also reported that after ethnic clashes in 2008, Yair called for a boycott of Arab businesses.

A lawyer for the Netanyahu family said the comments were those of a "teenager" and were "taken out of context in an attempt to defame the prime minister and his family".

Haaretz said the comments were quickly removed.

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