Visitors to the Facebook page of the Prime Minister, who clicked on the coronavirus link, received an automatic message, claiming to be from Netanyahu.
“If you have a family member or family member 60 or older who has not been vaccinated, you can post here with their name and phone number, and I might call to convince them!” Read text.
The spokesman added that Facebook had “removed the offender and temporarily suspended the Messenger bot, which shared this content, for violating these rules.”
Netanyahu’s Likud party issued a statement in response, saying “the aim is” to encourage Israelis over the age of 60 to be vaccinated to save their lives, after Prime Minister Netanyahu introduced the vaccine to all Israeli citizens. ”
The party says it is calling for “everyone to be vaccinated so that we can open up the economy and be the first in the world to recover from coronavirus.”
President Netanyahu, who faces a fourth election in two years in March, has made Israel’s global water vaccination program the centerpiece of his election campaign.