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Israeli Deputy Prime Minister: We must blow Gaza back to the Middle Ages


18 November 2012

The following is from Haaretz’s live blog:

7:55 P.M. Interior Minister Eli Yishai on Israel’s operation in Gaza: “The goal of the operation is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages. Only then will Israel be calm for forty years.”

And this is from Yeshiva World:

UPDATE: 7:43PM IL: Deputy Prime Minister (Shas) Eli Yishai: “We must blow Gaza back to the Middle Ages, destroying all the infrastructure including roads and water.”

On behalf of President Obama, the Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communication for U.S. left the issue of targeting up to the Israelis saying:

“The Israelis are going to make decisions about their own military tactics and operations. What we want is the same thing the Israelis want, which is an end to the rocket fire coming out of Gaza. We wouldn’t comment on specific targeting choices by the Israelis other than to say that we of course always underscore the importance of avoiding civilian casualties. But the Israelis again will make judgments about their military operations.” (Haaretz)

The open threat to destroy Gaza’s civilian infrastructure is a war crime.

Eli Yishai is both Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister for Israel and a Zionist, racist, homophobe, infamous for saying:

“Muslims that arrive here do not even believe that this country belongs to us, to the white man.”

Human rights investigations , November 18, 2012.