Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin tweeted support for Israel after it was attacked on Saturday and quickly deleted his tweet following negative responses from his followers.
Palestinian militant group Hamas' terror attack on Israel included thousands of rockets fired into Israeli territory, killing at least 300 Israelis and wounding over 1,500 others.
In a now-deleted post to social media site X, formerly known as Twitter, Woodfin posted "stand with Israel" accompanied by a flag of Israel.
Woodfin's followers did not take kindly to his show of support, with some calling on him to delete the tweet before he eventually caved.
In 2022, Woodfin said getting baptized in the Sea of Galilee was the "most powerful moment" in his life. He described his trip to Israel as "an unintentional spiritual journey."
"It culminated with a baptism in the Sea of Galilee," he wrote on X in December.
The most powerful moment in my life in 2022 was a trip to Israel that became an unintentional spiritual journey. It culminated with a baptism in the Sea of Galilee. pic.twitter.com/XG7zT14O3K— Randall Woodfin (@randallwoodfin) December 31, 2022
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