Rabbi endorses dropping nuclear bomb on Gaza

Shmuel Eliyahu
Israeli rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu. (Photo: Twitter/X)
TEL AVIV – Shmuel Eliyahu, the Israeli rabbi and father of Heritage Minister Amihai Eliyahu, endorsed his son's statements regarding the possibility of dropping a nuclear bomb on the Gaza Strip, describing it as a "feasible option," despite the regional and international reactions provoked by his son's remarks.اضافة اعلان

Al-Ghad reported that in a weekly Torah lecture on Monday, November 13, Eliyahu, the chief rabbi of the occupied city of Safed, embraced his son's statements and challenged the authorities in Tel Aviv to punish him for it. The rabbi, smiling during his remarks, said, "There is now much debate about what should be done with Gaza... Should we drop a nuclear bomb on them?" He added, "It's an option."

A video clip titled "How to Defeat the Kingdom of Ishmael" was published on YouTube by the rabbi's office late on Monday, using the name Ishmael mentioned in the holy book to refer to Arabs in a derogatory manner.

Eliyahu, a prominent figure on the fringe of the far-right nationalist movement in Israel, has faced criticism in recent years for various statements and judgments related to Jewish law, including those prohibiting the renting or selling of properties owned by Jews in the Arab city of Safed.

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