JERUSALEM, Thursday, March 2, 2023 (WAFA) – The office of the European Union Representative in Jerusalem has condemned racist remarks by far-right Israeli Minister of Finance Bezalel Smotrich in which he called for the Palestinian town of Huwwara to be “wiped out.”

“The comments made by Smotrich are unacceptable. They incite indiscriminate violence in a situation which is already extremely tense,” said the EU in a press statement.

The EU expressed its “great concerns regarding the spiraling violence on the ground. Immediate measures of de-escalation were necessary.”

The statement added, “The comments of Mr. Smotrich go in the opposite direction and are unacceptable and intolerable.”

“We call on the Israeli government to disavow those comments and to work together with all the parties involved to defuse tensions.”