Israeli minister rejects US reiterates plan to expel Palestinians from

Israeli minister rejects US, reiterates plan to expel Palestinians from Gaza

BenGvir, Israel's national security chief, said the country is “not a star on the American flag” and will continue its plan to drive Palestinians to Europe.

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247 Israel's National Security Minister Itamar BenGvir responded directly to the United States' condemnation of the planned eviction of Palestinians from Gaza ethnic cleansing admitted by Israeli officials. Contrary to the statement of State Department spokesman Matthew Miller, BenGvir emphasized Israel's autonomy in making decisions about the state.

“I have great respect for the United States of America, but with all due respect, we are no longer a star on the American flag. The United States is our best friend, but first and foremost we will do what is good for the State of Israel,” he said the Israeli minister.

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BenGvir further argued that the planned expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from Gaza is a measure “aimed at allowing the enclave's residents to return home, live in safety and protect Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers.” . He emphasized the supposed importance of ensuring security for both civilians and the Israeli military.

Earlier, Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich suggested discussing reviving illegal settlements in the Gaza Strip and promoted voluntary emigration as a way to “completely change the reality in Gaza.”

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In a previously released statement, State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said: “The United States rejects recent statements by Israeli Ministers Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben Gvir advocating the relocation of Palestinians outside the Gaza Strip. This rhetoric is inflammatory and irresponsible. You must stop this immediately.”

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