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Israeli Embassy in Ireland deletes tweet saying it "warned" over Paris attacks

The photo features the Mona Lisa in a Hijab.

10926221_829455613766620_7980918684712224434_n Source: Screengrab courtesy of Rabble

THE ISRAELI EMBASSY has deleted a tweet featuring the Mona Lisa in a hijab and carrying a large weapon.

A comment from the embassy itself underneath the photo said: “Don’t say we didn’t warn…”

The embassy, which is no stranger to controversial tweets, posted the tweet yesterday evening.

The tweet appeared to be in reference to the recent attacks on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper and a kosher supermarket. Four Jewish men died in the latter attack.

Israeli newspaper Haaretz criticised the tweet, describing the incident as a “gaffe”.

The doctored photo in today’s tweet first emerged in July, when the Embassy posted a number of controversial photographs on social media. They included a depiction of the Molly Malone statue in a niqab.

These photos were deleted after attracting a backlash online, but the embassy didn’t say why it had deleted them.

A request for comment today has so far gone unanswered.

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