Tue 18 Jun 2024 7:46 pm - Jerusalem Time

Ben Gvir: We are committed to returning to Gaza and the northern West Bank

On Tuesday, Israeli Minister of National Security Itamar Ben Gvir renewed his repeated call to encourage settlement in the Gaza Strip and the northern West Bank, and to demand Palestinians to emigrate voluntarily.

Ben Gvir, leader of the far-right Jewish Power party, said: “We are committed to returning to Gaza, and to returning to northern Samaria. We are committed to settling there. We are committed to settling there.”

He added via a statement on his Telegram account: “The matter is not limited to Gush Katif (a settlement that Israel evacuated from Gaza in 2005), but includes all of Gaza.”

He continued: "We have to remind ourselves of one thing: that mere settlement is not enough," renewing his call for "voluntary migration" of the Palestinians residents of Gaza and the northern West Bank.

Ben Ghafir had previously spoken out several times and on repeated occasions, encouraging what he called the "voluntary migration" of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip.

Ben Gvir is one of the settlers in the city of Hebron in the south of the West Bank.

These statements were previously rejected by Western countries, including the United States, France, Britain, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, and Slovenia, in addition to the European Union, and declared that the displacement of Gaza’s population is a violation of international law.

While Arab and Islamic countries, including Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait, condemned the Israeli calls to displace Gazans from their land, stressing that they represent contempt for international laws and agreements and aim to liquidate the Palestinian cause.


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Ben Gvir: We are committed to returning to Gaza and the northern West Bank