Israeli’s Education Minister Naftali Bennett said yesterday that he would impose a “shoot to kill” policy in Gaza, including against Palestinian children.
— /r/Palestine (@FAREEQAWALPAL) October 8, 2018
Bennett made the comment on Israel’s Army Radio after he was asked what he would do differently if he were the defense minister. Bennett replied:
“Everything. I would not allow terrorists to cross the border from Gaza every day… and if they do, we should shoot to kill. Terrorists from Gaza should not enter Israel… Just as in Lebanon, Syria or anywhere else we should shoot to kill.”
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The Israeli Minister Of Education, Naftali Bennet says non-Jews should be shot dead if they cross the amorphous Israeli “border,” ie. concentration camp fencehttps://t.co/v3L4kfrCVs
— Maurice Pinay (@MauricePinay) October 8, 2018
Bennett was then asked if he would also instruct the Israeli army to adopt a shoot to kill policy against Palestinian children, to which he replied:
“They are not children — they are terrorists. We are fooling ourselves.”
Bennett’s comments come against the backdrop of an ongoing feud with Israel’s Defence Minister, Avigdor Lieberman. Last week Bennett, who is also the leader of the religious-Zionist Jewish Home party, accused Lieberman of “weakness” for engaging in ceasefire talks in Gaza.
— Palestine Chronicle (@PalestineChron) October 3, 2018
This is not the first time Bennett has made extreme comments and advocated for violence against Palestinian children. In July, he said that Israeli warplanes should drop bombs over the heads of Palestinian children flying kites into Israel.
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)