Israeli’s Education Minister Naftali Bennett said yesterday that he would impose a shoot to kill policy in Gaza, including against Palestinian children.
Bennett made the comment on Israel’s Army Radio after he was asked what he would do differently if he were the defense minister. Bennett replied:
Bennett was then asked if he would also instruct the Israeli army to adopt a shoot to kill policy against Palestinian children, to which he replied:
Bennett’s comments come against the backdrop of an ongoing feud with Israel’s Defence Minister, Avigdor Lieberman. Last week Bennett, who is also the leader of the religious-Zionist Jewish Home party, accused Lieberman of weakness for engaging in ceasefire talks in Gaza.
This is not the first time Bennett has made extreme comments and advocated for violence against Palestinian children. In July, he said that Israeli warplanes should drop bombs over the heads of Palestinian children flying kites into Israel.
Source: Palestine Chronicle