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Oh, heil no: Netanyahu gives Merkel a Hitler moustache

The unintentional act is going up a storm on Twitter, with users laughing off the incident

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been photographed unintentionally forming a Hitler moustache on German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s face with the shadow of his finger.

The picture, taken by Jerusalem Post photographer Marc Israel Sellem in Jerusalem on Tuesday, is going up a storm on Twitter, with users laughing off the incident.

“To absolutely no one's surprise, Bibi manages to find the specter of Hitler lurking yet somewhere else,” wrote one Tweep.

“Oh, Heil no: Merkel's shadow Hitler 'stache,” wrote one user.

“Hitler is back,” wrote another user, “And guess what? The Jews are who made it!”

“#Merkel did achieve what #Hitler never did: Unifying Europe, with Germany at the helm. Irony of Netenyahu though?” another user tweeted.

Merkel spoke at a joint news conference with Netanyahu. Reuters reports that Germany is Israel’s most important ally in Europe, where the Netanyahu government frets it is losing support given troubled peace talks with the Palestinians.