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Israel minister renews call for striking Gaza with ‘nuclear bomb’

January 24, 2024 at 12:38 pm

Far-right Israeli Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage Minister, Amichai Eliyahu [@Eliyahu_a/Twitter]

Israel’s far-right Heritage Minister Amichai Eliyahu today renewed his call for striking the Gaza Strip with a “nuclear bomb.”

“Even in The Hague they know my position,” the Times of Israel newspaper quoted Eliyahu as saying during a tour of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, in reference to his previous call for using nuclear weapons in the Gaza Strip.

In November, Eliyahu said dropping a “nuclear bomb” on the Gaza Strip is “an option.”

The hardline minister also called for encouraging Gaza’s population to leave the enclave.

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During the two-day public hearing at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on 11-12 January, South Africa quoted extremist Israeli politicians, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who have time and again called for eradicating Palestinians, resettling Gaza and blocking the establishment of a Palestinian state, as evidence that Tel Aviv is committing genocide in the Gaza Strip.