Israeli Town Council Head Says Israel Should Make Gaza Look Like Auschwitz

David Azoulai says Gaza should be emptied of Palestinians and flattened

David Azoulai, the council head of the northern Israeli town of Metula, has called for Israel to make the Gaza Strip look like the infamous Nazi-operated Auschwitz concentration camp.

According to The Jerusalem Post, Azoulai said Gaza should be emptied of Palestinians and flattened. He suggested the Israeli Navy could transport Palestinians to refugee camps in Lebanon.

“Then, a security strip should be established from the sea to the Gaza border fence, completely empty, as a reminder of what was once there. It should resemble the Auschwitz concentration camp,” Azoulai said.

“Tell everyone in Gaza to go to the beaches. Navy ships should load the terrorists onto the shores of Lebanon. The entire Gaza Strip should be emptied and leveled flat, just like in Auschwitz. Let it become a museum, showcasing the capabilities of the State of Israel and dissuading anyone from living in the Gaza Strip. This is what must be done to give them a visual representation,” he added.

Many Israeli officials have been calling for other countries to take Palestinian refugees to facilitate the ethnic cleansing of the Gaza Strip. A leaked document authored by Israel’s Intelligence Ministry said the best option for a post-war Gaza would be for the entire population to be pushed into Egypt, but Cairo is strongly opposed to the idea, forcing Israeli officials to look elsewhere.

The town of Metula, where Azoulai leads the council, is near the Israel-Lebanon border and has been evacuated due to the exchange of fire between Israel and Hezbollah. Israeli officials have been threatening war in Lebanon if Hezbollah doesn’t move back from the border. Azoulai said in order for residents to return to Metula, Hezbollah needs to be pushed back to the Litani River, which is 18 miles north of the border.

Author: Dave DeCamp

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