Zionist Minister of National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir called on Israeli soldiers to shoot children and women in the Gaza Strip, Palestine. Photo/REUTERS
TEL AVIV – A Zionist minister made a crazy call to the Israeli army, namely to shoot children and women in the Gaza Strip, Palestine.
Itamar Ben-Gvir, Israel's Minister of National Security, made the call under the pretext of protecting Zionist forces.
According to Israeli media reports quoted by Middle East Monitor, Tuesday (13/2/2024), Ben-Gvir's call came in response to the Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, Lieutenant General Herzi Halevi, who said: “The shooting order in the border area was changed in accordance with instructions officers in the field every day.”
Ben-Gvir replied: “You know how our enemies work. They will test us, they will send women and children, and in the end they will prove to be saboteurs. If we continue like this, we will reach October 7 again.”
General Halevi interjected: “Soldiers know the complexity, and if we do not coordinate command, we will witness ugly incidents where soldiers shoot at other soldiers.”
However, Ben-Gvir did not want to be outdone, emphasizing: “There cannot be a situation where children and women approach us from the walls. Anyone who comes close to disrupting security should take a bullet, otherwise we will see October 7 again.”
The Zionist minister has a track record of extremist actions, including being convicted in 2007 for racist incitement against Arabs and support for terrorism, as well as anti-LGBTQ activism.
He said he no longer advocates the expulsion of all Palestinians — only those he considers “traitors” or “terrorists.”
As an illegal settler living in the West Bank—the Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967—, Ben-Gvir opposes Palestinian statehood.
He also supports Jewish worship at the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex, known to Jews as the Temple Mount. It goes against the status quo of the site, and the traditional opposition of Orthodox Jews.