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Elon Musk Faces Controversy After Visit To Gaza And Kibbutz Amidst Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Elon Musk has been invited by Hamas to visit Gaza and witness the aftermath of the Israeli attacks on the Palestinian territory.

The founder of the Tesla electric car company and the owner of the X social media platform, was accompanied by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to inspect a kibbutz targeted by Hamas.

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Osama Hamdan, a senior Hamas official, made the invitation public during a press conference in Beirut on Tuesday. 

“We invite him to visit Gaza to see the extent of the massacres and destruction committed against the people of Gaza, in compliance with the standards of objectivity and credibility,” Hamdan stated.

Musk’s appearance alongside Netanyahu in Kfar Aza, a kibbutz near the Gaza border, drew criticism from both Palestinians and Israelis. 

The kibbutz had been targeted by Hamas attackers, resulting in the death of more than 50 people.

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The controversial nature of Musk’s visit to Israel was further intensified by his recent social media activity. 

On November 15, Musk endorsed a post on his platform X (formerly known as Twitter) that accused Jews of “hatred against whites”.

The following day, he supported a post stating, “everyone is allowed to be proud of their race, except for white people”.

These controversial retweets were not addressed during Musk’s visit to Kfar Aza. However, Mr Musk expressed agreement with Netanyahu’s perspective on the conflict. 

“Those that are intent on murder must be neutralised,” Musk stated.

 “The propaganda must stop that is training people to be murderers in the future. And then, making Gaza prosperous. And if that happens, I think it will be a good future.”

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