Coalition MK lauds torching of Arab village after terror attack

AuthorDavid Rosenberg
Published date27 February 2023
Publication titleIsrael National News (Israel)
MK Zvika Fogel (Otzma Yehudit), a retired IDF brigadier general, told Galei Yisrael radio Monday morning that he wanted to see Huwara "shuttered and burned" in response to Sunday's attack and subsequent celebrations by local Arabs

"What residents of Judea and Samaria did last night in Huwara was to create the strongest deterrent the State of Israel has had since Defensive Shield," referring to the spring 2002 IDF operation against terrorist cells in cities across the Palestinian Authority.

"After murders like those yesterday, when the army doesn't take action, villages need to burn."

"Yesterday a terrorist went out in Huwara, so Huwara should be shuttered and burned. That is what I want to see. That is the only way we will attain deterrence. If we stop settling, we won't gain sovereignty."

"I want to restore security to the people of the State of Israel. How do we do that? We have to get rid of the word 'proportional;' we have to rid ourselves of the lack will to use collective punishment just because it isn't fitting according to all sorts of courts. It's time for...

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