World Bulletin / News Desk
Deputy Speaker of the Israeli Knesset and member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud Party, Moshe Feiglin, has called for the use of concentration camps for the “conquest of the entire Gaza Strip, and annihilation of all fighting forces and their supporters.”
Sharing a plan for the destruction of Gaza in a letter addressed to Netanyahu on his Facebook page on August 1, Feiglin wrote “What is required now is that we internalize the fact that Oslo is finished, that this is our country – our country exclusively, including Gaza.”
Feiglin's comments come after one of his far-right Knesset colleagues Ayelet Shaked previously called for the mothers of Hamas members to be targeted.
In his letter, Feiglin urged Netanyahu to “turn Gaza into Jaffa, a flourishing Israeli city with a minimum number of hostile civilians,” in reference to a Palestinian coastal city that was ethnically cleansed by in 1948 and incorporated into present-day Israel.
He called for tent encampments where the Palestinian civilian population would be “concentrated” to be established along the Sinai border until relevant emigration destinations are determined, adding that the supply of electricity and water to the formerly populated areas will be disconnected while they are “shelled with maximum fire power” in order to destroy the civilian and military infrastructure of Hamas as well as its means of communication and of logistics.
“Those who insist on staying, if they can be proven to have no affiliation with Hamas, will be required to publicly sign a declaration of loyalty to Israel, and receive a blue ID card similar to that of the Arabs of East Jerusalem,” he said.
Feiglin, who in January blasted Netanyahu for allowing his son to date a non-Jew, or a 'Gentile', also caused uproar among Palestinians when he participated in a raid on the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam's third holiest site, in East Jerusalem in March.
The death toll since Israel began pounding the Gaza Strip on July 7 has reached 1821, including at least 401 children, 238 women and 74 elders, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.
At least 64 Israeli soldiers have also been killed in battles with Palestinian fighters and three civilians in rocket attacks.
The 83-year-old French-Polish national, who currently lives in France, did not attend the hearing where his lawyers will testify in his place, local media reported.
Hollande's office said Valls' resignation had been accepted.
11 of 36 bodies recovered so far have been identified and families notified, local authorities say
May will discuss the possibilities for post-Brexit free trade arrangements with the six GCC states -- Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, her office said.
Opposition accuses president and ruling party executives of trying to hold judiciary captive in order to stay in power
Authorities have stepped up antidrug patrols in the Gulf coast state, where cartels are responsible for a spike in crime.
Merkel, who has led Germany for 11 years, last month declared that she will run again for the country's top job but acknowledged that the poll will be "more difficult than any before it".
Police shooting of fleeing unarmed black man rattled the nation last year
Trump 'said horrible things about Muslims, horrible things about Mexican-Americans', Mayor de Blasio says
Italian president asks Matteo Renzi to delay resignation until country's 2017 budget is passed
The International Monetary Fund released $617.8 million of the $5.34 billion a three-year loan approved in July, following the first review of the government's reform efforts and progress towards its financial benchmarks.
US State Department spokesman Mark Toner said no one was believed to have entered the United States with one of the fake visas, which were reproductions based on genuine travel documents the con-men had obtained.
Pointing to the changes in one Virginia district, Justice Stephen Breyer said, "They moved 11,293 people out and 17,000 in. So let's look at those people."
French Socialist PM Manuel Valls announces he is standing in next year's presidential election
The President-elect broke decades of foreign policy protocol by speaking with the Taiwan president last week
The Sweden Democrats (SD) have been trying to distance themselves from some of their most radical elements in order broaden their electoral base.