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5 Israeli Quotes on the Gaza Conflict You'll Wish Were False
In the wake of the recent damning UN report, let's review some things said by actual Israelis about Gaza. Click the link for sources.

“When I see Palestinian citizens escaping into Sinai, the way Lebanese citizens escape toward Beirut when there is a round of fire against Israel – we will then know that the deterrence has been achieved.”

-Israel Katz, Israel’s Transport Minister

“There are no innocents in Gaza, don’t let any diplomats who want to look good in the world endanger your lives – mow them down!”

-Michael Ben-Ari, a member of the Knesset.

“The goal of the operation is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages, only then will Israel be calm for the next 40 years.”

-Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai.

“We need to flatten entire neighborhoods in Gaza. Flatten all of Gaza. The Americans didn’t stop with Hiroshima – the Japanese weren’t surrendering fast enough, so they hit Nagasaki, too. There should be no electricity in Gaza, no gasoline or moving vehicles, nothing.”

-Gilad Sharon.

“We obviously knew there were journalists in the building, so we did not attack other floors in the building. But my advice to journalists visiting Gaza is to stay away from any Hamas position, site or post for their own safety.”

-Avital Leibovich, an Israeli Army Spokesperson

We all want the best for our children. But parents in Gaza know that, right now, despite their best efforts, their children’s future is bleak. The 2014 bombing of Gaza destroyed schools, hospitals and thousands of family homes, and eight years of blockade has made the situation even worse. The restrictions on movement, trade, building materials and equipment means that young people have little chance of a job, a home of their own, decent health care or a proper education.