February 22, 2024

The social network X is currently trending with discussions about the comments made by Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar regarding the release of hostage Emily Hand. Varadkar’s initial remarks about the 9-year-old Irish citizen being “lost” and “found” by Hamas have sparked outrage in Israel. Due to the backlash, platform X has added a section to the tweet providing context for the situation. This is not the first time Varadkar has come under fire for his attitude towards Israel. His previous description of Israel’s actions as “revenge” received major criticism. Varadkar has expressed that he believes Israel has the right to defend itself but has been critical of what he sees as actions resembling revenge.