Turn Gaza into Auschwitz – Israeli Town Leader

Palestinian families live over the rubble of their destroyed houses in Khan Yunis, in southern Gaza. (Photo: via Eye on Palestine)

Metula council chief accused the Palestinians of carrying out a second Holocaust, while calling on the army to fully destroy the Gaza Strip, Russia Today reported.

The Gaza Strip should be completely leveled and transformed into an empty museum like the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, discouraging the Palestinians from ever trying to live there again, the head of a town council in northern Israel has argued.

“A security strip should be established from the sea to the Gaza border fence, completely empty, as a reminder of what was once there,” Metula council chief David Azoulai said in an interview with Tel Aviv’s Radio 103FM. “It should resemble the Auschwitz concentration camp.”

‘Level Gaza’

Rather than advising Gazans to flee southward as Israel’s war against Hamas rages on, the Palestinians should be forced into Lebanese refugee camps, Azoulai said. “Tell everyone in Gaza to go to the beaches. Navy ships should load the terrorists onto the shores of Lebanon.”

“The entire Gaza Strip should be emptied and leveled flat, just like Auschwitz. Let it become a museum, showcasing the capabilities of the state of Israel and dissuading anyone from living in the Gaza Strip. This is what must be done to give them a visual representation.”

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 18,800 Palestinians have been killed and more than 51,000 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.

‘Second Holocaust’ 

“What occurred on October 7 was a second Holocaust,” Azoulai said, referring to the Hamas military operation in Israel on October 7. “Lebanon already has refugee camps, and that’s where they should go. We should leave Gaza desolate and destroyed to serve as a museum, demonstrating the madness of the people who lived there.”

Azoulai’s town, Metula, lies on Israel’s border with Lebanon.

Azoulai warned that if Israel doesn’t show itself strong in the battle with Hamas, it will embolden the Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah to attack from the north.

“Hezbollah is observing the situation in the south, and if we don’t address it properly, they will see it as a weakness. No matter how strong terrorism may be, we cannot live in fear or uproot people from their homes. We must act decisively.”

(RT, PC)

(The Palestine Chronicle is a registered 501(c)3 organization, thus, all donations are tax deductible.)
Our Vision For Liberation: Engaged Palestinian Leaders & Intellectuals Speak Out