wants radical modifications – Netanyahu

34 wants radical modifications – Netanyahu

The Israeli prime minister mentioned that he intends to root out the “toxic” ideology of Gaza’s mosques and faculties

Israel will purge Gaza’s mosques and faculties of their “toxic” ideology as soon as its battle with Hamas concludes, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed X proprietor Elon Musk in an interview on Monday. The Israeli premier pointed to the rich Gulf states as examples of Muslim international locations that had been “de-radicalized.”

Talking to Musk in a reside interview on X (previously Twitter), Netanyahu mentioned that the destruction of Hamas can be a “precursor” to extra systemic modifications in Gaza.

“We now have to demilitarize Gaza after the destruction of Hamas. We now have to de-radicalize Gaza, and that may take a while,” he acknowledged. “Particularly work on the mosques and on the faculties, that’s the place kids imbibe their values. After which we now have to rebuild Gaza.” 

All through Israel’s seven-week air and floor marketing campaign within the Palestinian enclave, Netanyahu has repeatedly declared that Hamas will stop to exist by the point the operation ends. Nevertheless, he has been much less clear on the way forward for the territory. 

Whereas some in his authorities have known as for the wholesale ethnic cleaning and occupation of the strip, the prime minister mentioned earlier this month that “there must be a civilian authorities there,” with out explaining whether or not that authorities can be run by the Palestinian Authority or one other political group.

Increasing on his imaginative and prescient of a “de-radicalized” Gaza, Netanyahu instructed Musk that “you first must do away with the toxic regime, as you probably did in Germany, as you probably did in Japan in World Warfare II.”

Netanyahu pointed to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain as examples of Arab states that had undergone this course of, probably referring to their recognition of Israel in 2020. With Riyadh on the cusp of a US-brokered recognition deal earlier than the present battle started, Netanyahu added that the “similar factor is occurring to a substantial extent in Saudi Arabia.”

The Israeli chief steered that his nation’s “Arab pals” might assist rebuild Gaza, the place the UN estimates that round half of all houses have been destroyed for the reason that battle started. Earlier this month, Jordanian Overseas Minister Ayman Safadi mentioned that the Arab nations wouldn’t participate in any potential post-conflict peacekeeping in Gaza, nor would they “clear the mess” left behind by the Israeli navy.

“How might anyone discuss the way forward for Gaza after we have no idea what sort of Gaza will likely be left as soon as this aggression ends?” Safadi requested on the time.

Musk traveled to Israel on Monday to satisfy with Netanyahu and the households of Israelis taken as hostages by Hamas. The journey got here amid accusations from Jewish teams that the billionaire was permitting anti-Semitic content material on X, and ended with Musk endorsing Israel’s assault on Gaza.

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