Israel’s Netanyahu Pushing ‘Voluntary Migration’ for Palestinians

Rightwing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Photo: via Wikimedia Commons)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

According to Anadolu, Palestinians condemned Netanyahu’s plan, calling for an international stand against it.

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is reportedly pushing plans to implement migration of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

According to media reports, Netanyahu told his ruling Likud Party members on Monday that “our problem is the countries that are willing to absorb (them), and we are working on it.” 

Anadolu News Agency reported that Likud member Danny Danon “added that Israel must form a committee to follow up the issue to ensure that anyone who wants to move to a third country can do that.”

The United States, Arab, and European countries have voiced opposition to imposing any form of forced migration on Palestinians in Gaza.

According to Anadolu, Palestinians condemned Netanyahu’s plan, calling for an international stand against it.

“Netanyahu’s confessions regarding the displacement of our people is a new blow to the countries supporting him in the genocidal war on Gaza Strip,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The Palestinian Resistance Movement Hamas also condemned Netanyahu’s plan, saying it is an attempt to “prolong the aggression.”

“The Palestinian people will not allow to pass any plan that aims to obliterate their cause or to get them out of their lands and sanctities,” it said.

Outrage as Israel’s Far-Right Minister Proposes ‘Voluntary Migration’ for Palestinians in Gaza

In November, Israeli far-right minister Bezalel Smotrich sparked outrage as he said that the ‘voluntary’ migration of Palestinians from Gaza is the “right humanitarian solution” for the besieged and war-torn territory. 

The Palestinian Authority’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs described Smotrich’s comments as “part of Israel’s colonial, racist plan” for Palestinians.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 20,915 Palestinians have been killed, and 54,918 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7. Palestinian and international estimates say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.

(PC, Anadolu)

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1 Comment

  1. We are witnesses to a hideous practical joke being made at the expense of the murdered millions of European Jewry during the Holocaust. And it’s being done by the Israelis. The joke is in the words “voluntary migration” – a similar form was used for Nazi proposals to dump European Jews somewhere else; later, when they hadn’t shifted, the Nazis proposed “voluntary migration” to resettlement camps in the East. And the jarring part, that hits the funny bone like a sledgehammer, is that the Israelis’ favourite piece of propaganda, the IHRA definition of antisemitism, condemns comparisons between Israel and the Nazis, but the Israelis keep asking for it.

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