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Benjamin Netanyahu Suspends Heritage Minister After Suggestion To Nuke Gaza: 'Good Thing People Like This Are Not In Charge Of Israel's Security'

Benjamin Netanyahu Suspends Heritage Minister After Suggestion To Nuke Gaza: 'Good Thing People Like This Are Not In Charge Of Israel's Security'


Israel’s Heritage Minister, Amichai Eliyahu, suggested the use of a nuclear bomb on Gaza during a radio interview, leading to his immediate suspension from part of his role.

Eliyahu, a member of the far-right Otzma Yehudit party that forms a part of Netanyahu’s coalition government, also stated, “There are no non-combatants in Gaza,” reported Business Insider.

Eliyahu’s comments were quickly criticized by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who stated that the nuclear weapon comment was “not based in reality.”

Netanyahu’s office further commented that Israel’s military is operating in “accordance with the highest standards of international law to avoid harming innocents” — a statement disputed by observers and advocates in Gaza.

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Israel’s Defense Minister, Yoav Gallant, also voiced disapproval of Eliyahu’s remarks, emphasizing that Eliyahu was not directly involved in carrying out the war.

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