Huwara settler riot was a ‘pogrom,’ top Israeli general says; senior minister calls for Palestinian town to be ‘wiped out’

By | March 1, 2023

The Times of Israel reports:

The Israeli general in charge of troops in the West Bank said Tuesday that vigilante settlers who rampaged through a Palestinian town in the West Bank Sunday night had carried out a “pogrom” that caught the military off-guard.

The Head of the IDF Central Command, Maj. Gen. Yehuda Fuchs, also told Hebrew-language media that he was worried clashes between soldiers and settlers would eventually lead to Israelis being killed, and accused the Jewish extremists of “spreading terror.” [Continue reading…]

The Times of Israel reports:

Far-right minister Bezalel Smotrich, one of the most senior members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, said Wednesday that Israel should “wipe out” the Palestinian town of Huwara in the West Bank. [Continue reading…]

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