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Israeli radio ‘stops Museveni’s speech broadcast after Palestine gaffe’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Kampala, Uganda Monday to start a three-day State visit, the first by a sitting leader of the Jewish State to the country.

The visit coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Operation Thunderbolt, a counter-terrorist hostage-rescue mission carried out by commandos of the Israel Defence Forces at Entebbe Airport in Uganda on July 4, 1976.

In Kampala, Netanyahu, who will later fly to Kenya for a State visit, was hosted by President Yoweri Museveni.

But according to Twitter, things were a bit awkward, with Israeli radio broadcaster cutting off President Museveni’s “rumbling” speech that has been slammed as “insane” by some Israelis.

The Daily Monitor journalist Tabu Butagira reports that “Museveni for five times in his speech, as host of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, cites incidents he says strengthened the bonds between Africa and ‘Palestine’.”

Here are some of the reactions:

Why is President of #Uganda repeatedly referring to Israel as ‘Palestine’?

https://twitter.com/EylonALevy/status/749942412852727808

Israelis could not take it anymore and had to stop the broadcast.

The most bizarre and jumbled of all time, a radio presenter said.

One Twitter user swore he’s never heard anything more weirder.

The mix up had the PM laughing.

The mention of Israeli’s sworn enemies did not help the situation.

Even Ugandans were worried