18 November 2012
Among the latest horrifying examples of incitement to mass murder by Israeli public figures, Gilad Sharon, the son of former prime minister and notorious war criminal Ariel Sharon, has called for the Israeli army to “flatten” Gaza as the US flattened the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1945 with an atomic bomb.
“The residents of Gaza are not innocent, they elected Hamas. The Gazans aren’t hostages; they chose this freely, and must live with the consequences,” wrote Sharon in the extremist publication The Jerusalem Post. Sharon elaborated:
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. Then they’d really call for a ceasefire.
Were this to happen, the images from Gaza might be unpleasant – but victory would be swift, and the lives of our soldiers and civilians spared.
Sharon added that “There is no middle path here – either the Gazans and their infrastructure are made to pay the price, or we reoccupy the entire Gaza Strip.”
As of Sunday night, the end of the fifth day of Israel’s air assault on Gaza, more than 70 Palestinians, half of them civilians, had been killed in hundreds of Israeli airstrikes.
“Don’t give a hoot about Goldstone”
Meanwhile in a message to soldiers, Knesset member Michael Ben-Ari of the National Union party exhorted soldiers to kill without thought or mercy.
“Brothers! Beloved soldiers and commanders - preserve your lives! Don’t give a hoot about Goldstone! There are no innocents in Gaza, don’t let any diplomats who want to look good in the world endanger your lives[;] at any tiniest concern for your lives - Mow them!,” Ben-Ari was quoted as saying by the website HaKol HaYehudi.
Ben-Ari was referring to the UN-commissioned Goldstone report that documented war crimes and crimes against humanity during Israel’s 2008-2009 invasion of Gaza which left more than 1,400 Palestinians, mostly civilians, dead.
“We love you alive and smiling, not, heaven forefend, ‘just’ and dead in Gaza - Sodom [-] there are no righteous men, turn it into rubble. Paint it red! We are worried about you and rely on you. We all do, all of the Nation of Israel,” Ben-Ari added.
The phrase “the Nation of Israel” refers to all members of the Jewish religion, not to citizens of the State Israel, notes Dena Shunra who translated Ben-Ari’s comments.
On 15 November, the second day of an Israeli assault, Ben-Ari addressed a hate rally in Tel Aviv, calling for more bloodshed in Gaza. New video of that rally, which this blog reported on previously, shows Ben-Ari in action.Ben-Ari is also notorious for his incitement against Africans and for his hatred of Christians. In July he tore up a New Testament, calling it “abominable” and threw it in the trash.
Read more examples of incitement to violence by Israeli public figures, for example the prominent rabbi who says the Israeli army “must learn from the Syrians how to slaughter the enemy.”
All of these inciters will no doubt be pleased that in the bloodiest attack of Israel’s assault so far, 11 Palestinians from a single family, including four young children and an 81-year-old woman, were killed on Sunday when an Israeli bomb flattened their home.
Permalink Peace replied on
Who's Gilad Sharon? I've never heard of him, he doesn't even have a wikipedia page, he's nobody, don't blow the words of a psychopath out of proportion and claim it's a "Public Figure of Israel", as if any official of Israel would say this, this is a twisted piece of tabloid journalism at it's worst. No Israeli wants this, Israelis want peace, worldwide, peace for all.
He might have no Wikipedia
Permalink Someone replied on
He might have no Wikipedia page, but he wrote a book on his war criminal father, he writes a column in yedioth ahronot and he was a major in Israeli forces. What else do you need?
if you want to talk about twisted journalism check on the bbc reports and the New York Times coverage of the massacre of Palestinians.
Permalink Martyn Gallogly replied on
"the apple doesnt fall far from the tree"
youngest of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon's sons.
Two despicable men
Hell is waiting for you Mr Sharon
why should hell wait for him
Permalink iqbal replied on
why should hell wait for him when he is already there.two rotten apples with no flesh but worms.there is one consolation though,he will never die in hell.details in all heavenly scriptures....check it out
Permalink Kris replied on
You are out of your mind if you think Israelis want peace. They want the Palestinians to disappear! Israel is a completely fabricated, crappy criminal cabal posing as a state! Israelis occupied and stole the land of Palestine! It is the Israelis who need to get the hell out of Palestine! Murder, land theft, natural resource theft, unlawful arrests and checkpoints, an apartheid wall................ALL are being done and have been done in the name of every single Israeli citizen by the murderous Israeli government! Wake up, Peace! You are deluded beyond all belief.
Gilad Sharon on Channel 4
Permalink s replied on
Gilad Sharon is not a nobody he has just been live on Channel 4 news and has confirmed all of what he wrote in the article, he said its the palestinians fault as they have Hamas leading them
Israel has got to show it's
Permalink louis comarmond replied on
Israel has got to show it's intent is for peace and not pieces of land left vacant through the total genocide of an entire race of people. Actions speaks louder than words.
Permalink Purrfect replied on
If Israel wanted peace they would have ended the illegal occupation long ago. Israel wants the land, that's all.
Israel may want peace but
Permalink Michael Hugo replied on
Israel may want peace but they are clueless as to how it will be achieved. Sharon represents more than himself with his remarks. Given the support of this newest slaughter of Gazans, he seems to represent about 65% of Israelis. Peace for Israel, it is clear since the early twentieth century is the expulsion or genocide of the Palestinians. That is not hyperbole by the way but the actual factual policy of Zionism for over a half century. Though Israel still throws out the lame remark of the Jews being driven into the sea, in actual fact it is the Palestinian that is being driven into extinction by Israel. The tragedy here, amongst many tragedies, is the utter blindness of Israeli leaders and followers.
Permalink Karen Nakamura replied on
Sharon's son is the one who's letting his father live in comatose purgatory to retain power for himself. He's the Old Testament's Joshua's henchman leading the massacre of Ca'an and the Philistines. He's soulless and possessed by evil.
Israel want peace? that is
Permalink Worried replied on
Israel want peace? that is the most insane thing I have heard for a while. Give over 'peace' you lot are revelling in the death and misery you are causing and have done since you murdered your way into ~Palestine.
Permalink wired420 replied on
Ever heard of a prime minister named Ariel Sharon? It's his son and he's a commander in the IDF special forces.
Re: Gilad Sharon
Permalink Irshad replied on
Permalink Sam replied on
Many people want peace but Gilad doesn't and since he is the son of the former PM it's very serious. I wouldn't limit ur checks to wiki.
It seems that the children of
Permalink Kolin Thumbadoo replied on
It seems that the children of the holocaust have no reluctance in wreaking a "final solution" through a Krystalnacht campaign against the people of Palestine.Like its Apartheid ally zionism will be defeated.