5 August 2014
Moshe Feiglin Final Solution for Gaza
Moshe Feiglin is Deputy Speaker of the Israeli Knesset.
On August first, on Facebook, he proposed a solution to the Gaza conflict
that can only be called genocide. (May it never come to pass, and that he,
and his ideas be repudiated. )
The main points are these:
* Concentration camps, he calls them tent cities.
* Mass deportations, any remaining required to publicly sign loyalty oaths
to Israel. He proposes to pay Gazans to emigrate, though doesn't specify
* Near total annihilation of Gaza
* Settlement of the ethnically cleansed areas (which is 100% of Gaza).
It is worth noting, and a hopeful sign that several replies, in Hebrew, to
his masterplan call it genocide, and accuse him of being a Nazi, delusional,
and/or stoned. The ones who agree with him, and/or want him to become the
next Prime Minister, however, are discouraging and terrifying. A few even
advocate for more extreme measures than the above.
I will end on a note, tweeted by none other the United States Holocaust Memorial
Museum, in response to similar sentiments from Yochanan Gordon (who
at least later apologized). "Genocide is NEVER permissible."
Translation of his proposal from Dena Shunra
(Note on the comments: they were translated by Google Translate, but the
Hebrew ones are still identifiable, the text is aligned to the right margin.)
With Gods Help
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Mr. Prime Minister,
We have just heard that Hamas has used the ceasefire to abduct an officer.
It turns out that this operation is not about to be over any too soon.
The failures of this operation were inherent to it from the outset, because:
a) It has no proper and clear goal;
b) there is no appropriate moral framework to support our soldiers.
What is required now is that we internalize the fact that Oslo is finished,
that this is our country our country exclusively, including Gaza.
There are no two states, and there are no two peoples. There is only one
state for one people.
Having internalized this, what is needed is a deep and thorough strategic
review, in terms of the definition of the enemy, of the operational tasks,
of the strategic goals, and of course, of appropriate necessary war ethics.
(1) Defining the enemy:
The strategic enemy is extremist Arab Islam in all its varieties, from Iran
to Gaza, which seeks to annihilate Israel in its entirety. The immediate
enemy is Hamas. (Not the tunnels, not the rockets, but Hamas.)
(2) Defining the tasks
Conquest of the entire Gaza Strip, and annihilation of all fighting forces
and their supporters.
(3) Defining the strategic goal:
To turn Gaza into Jaffa, a flourishing Israeli city with a minimum number
of hostile civilians.
(4) Defining war ethics: Woe to the evildoer, and woe to his
In light of these four points, Israel must do the following:
a) The IDF [Israeli army] shall designate certain open areas on the Sinai
border, adjacent to the sea, in which the civilian population will be
concentrated, far from the built-up areas that are used for launches and
tunneling. In these areas, tent encampments will be established, until relevant
emigration destinations are determined.
The supply of electricity and water to the formerly populated areas will
b) The formerly populated areas will be shelled with maximum fire power.
The entire civilian and military infrastructure of Hamas, its means of
communication and of logistics, will be destroyed entirely, down to their
c) The IDF will divide the Gaza Strip laterally and crosswise, significantly
expand the corridors, occupy commanding positions, and exterminate nests
of resistance, in the event that any should remain.
d) Israel will start searching for emigration destinations and quotas for
the refugees from Gaza. Those who wish to emigrate will be given a generous
economic support package, and will arrive at the receiving countries with
considerable economic capabilities.
e) Those who insist on staying, if they can be proven to have no affiliation
with Hamas, will be required to publicly sign a declaration of loyalty to
Israel, and receive a blue ID card similar to that of the Arabs of East
f) When the fighting will end, Israeli law will be extended to cover the
entire Gaza Strip, the people evicted from the Gush Katif will be invited
to return to their settlements, and the city of Gaza and its suburbs will
be rebuilt as true Israeli touristic and commercial cities.
Mr. Prime Minister,
This is the a fateful hour of decision in the history of the State of Israel.
All metastases of our enemy, from Iran and Hizballah through ISIS and the
Muslim Brotherhood, are rubbing their hands gleefully and preparing themselves
for the next round.
I am warning that any outcome that is less than what I defined here means
encouraging the continued offensive against Israel. Only when Hizballah will
understand how we have dealt with Hamas in the south, it will refrain from
launching its 100,000 missiles from the north.
I call on you to adopt the strategy proposed here.
I have no doubt that the entire Israeli people will stand to your right with
its overwhelming majority, like myself if only you will adopt it.
With high regards, respectfully,