Top Israeli MK: ‘Solution’ for Gaza is to ‘Repopulate It with Jews’

As the Israeli military advances into Gaza, using massive military force to flatten homes and families, the deputy speaker of the Knesset, Moshe Feiglin, has published a statement on his website in which he describes his “Outline for a Solution for Gaza.”In the document, he describes how the military operation will ensure that Gaza “will become part of sovereign Israel and will be populated by Jews.” He says that the indigenous Palestinians must be forced to leave, adding that “those who were not involved in anti-Israel activity will be offered a generous international emigration package.”

The first point of Feiglin’s seven-point plan is called ‘Ultimatum’. It states:
“One warning from the Prime Minister of Israel to the enemy population, in which he announces that Israel is about to attack military targets in their area and urges those who are not involved and do not wish to be harmed to leave immediately. Sinai is not far from Gaza and they can leave. This will be the limit of Israel’s humanitarian efforts. Hamas may unconditionally surrender and prevent the attack.”

Point two, called ‘Attack’, states:
“Attack of the entire ‘target bank’ throughout the Gaza Strip with the IDF’s maximum force (and not a tiny fraction of it) with all the conventional means at its disposal. All the military and infrastructural targets will be attacked with no consideration for ‘human shields’ or ‘environmental damage’. It is enough that we are hitting exact targets and that we gave them advance warning.”

In the next two points, he urges a full and total siege on the population of Gaza to make conditions for the civilians so desperate that they will have to leave. He urges a full military assault on Gaza, with no regard for what he calls ‘human shields’ (by which he presumably means the entire civilian population of Gaza) or ‘environmental damage’.

And in point five, ‘Conquer’, Feiglin states:
“After the [Israeli military] will complete the softening of the targets with its aerial and long distance fire-power, it will send in infantry to conquer the entire Gaza Strip, using all the means necessary to minimize any harm to our soldiers, with no other considerations.”

Feiglin is one of Israel’s top legislators, and was elected on the platform of pushing Palestinians out of all parts of the West Bank and Gaza and taking over that land by force for, as he put it, “repopulation by Jews”.

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Celine Hagbard

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