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    While Naftali Bennet's office insists that the intruders had access to his Twitter page for just a few seconds, journalist Ido Kenan was not so sure, asserting that at least seven minutes had passed before the pro-Palestinian posts were deleted.

    The Israeli defence minister’s Twitter account was briefly compromised on Friday, when a Palestinian flag as well as pro-Turkish and Palestinian posts were published on Naftali Bennet's feed.

    The tweets, which contained a post that read “freedom for Palestine” and words from the Turkish anthem, were scrapped shortly after followers reported the developments to the social media platform.

    Haaretz cited blogger and journalist Ido Kenan as saying that the hackers’ access to Bennet's Twitter page allegedly lasted at least seven minutes, which helped them post pro-Palestinian statements there.

    This, however, runs counter to Bennett's office, which claimed in a statement on Saturday that the intruders had access to his account for just a few seconds.

    Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan

    The intrusion comes amid ongoing tensions between Tel Aviv and the Palestinians which persist as US President Donald Trump announced in late February the long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.

    The proposal stipulates a two-state solution, including the recognition of Israeli claims to settler areas in the West Bank, the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and providing a few neighbourhoods in East Jerusalem for a Palestinian capital. It also offers the Palestinian side $50 billion in infrastructure and investment assistance.

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas rejected the plan outright, saying that Jerusalem was “not for sale” and that the deal would be thrown into the “garbage can of history” by the Palestinians.

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