Israeli Army Radio quoted a post by Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich on the “X” platform as saying that what he described as the voluntary migration of residents Gaza strip To the countries of the world, it is the correct humanitarian solution.
He was known as the head of a party “Religious Zionism” His extremist statements and positions towards the Palestinians, which aroused the ire of Western officials.
A few days ago – according to what was reported by the Israeli Broadcasting Authority – Smotrich demanded the establishment of buffer security spaces around settlements and roads and preventing Palestinians from entering them. He also called on the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Defense Minister Yoav Galant decided to stop the Palestinian olive harvest in the occupied West Bank.
Last March 20, Smotrich claimed – in a meeting with supporters of Israel in the French capital, Paris – that “there is no such thing as a Palestinian people.”
During his speech, Smotrich presented an alleged map of Israel that included the borders of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the occupied Palestinian territories, which caused angry Palestinian, Arab, and international reactions.
At the end of last February, the far-right minister also called for the erasure of a village Hawara After unprecedented attacks launched by settlers on the town, which resulted in the martyrdom of a Palestinian, the injury of dozens of others, and the burning and destruction of dozens of homes and cars, after two settlers were killed in a shooting near Nablus in the occupied West Bank.
The extremist statements were not limited to Smotrich, as amid the failure of the Israeli ground incursion into Gaza, the Minister of Heritage said Amichai Eliyahu He supports bombing the Gaza Strip with a nuclear bomb, and the killing of Israeli prisoners Hamas Part of the price of war.
For 39 days, the Israeli army has been waging a devastating war on Gaza, leaving more than 11,000 martyrs, 70% of whom are children and women, in addition to 29,000 injured, and massive destruction in residential neighborhoods, vital facilities, and hospitals.
The resistance factions are confronting the occupation forces penetrating into the Gaza Strip, inflicting heavy losses in addition to 1,400 Israeli deaths and 240 prisoners as a result of the operation.Al-Aqsa floodWhich was launched on October 7th.