Israeli leaders have always fueled anti-Palestinian hostility.
Their inflammatory rhetoric explains the acts of violence Israel inflicts on Palestinians.
“[The way to deal with Palestinians is to] beat them up not once but repeatedly beat them up so it hurts so badly until it’s unbearable.”
Benjamin Netanyahu 2001
I think the village of Huwara needs to be wiped out. I think the State of Israel should do it.
– Bezalel Smotrich 2023
I ordered the removal of [Palestinian] flags supporting terrorism from the public space and to stop the incitement against Israel.
– Itamar Ben-Gvir 2023
I wish I could wake up one day and find that Gaza has sunk into the sea.
– Yitzhak Rabin
Those who are against us there’s nothing to be done, we need to pick up an axe and cut off their head.
– Avigdor Lieberman 2015
I am happy to be a fascist!
– Miri Regev 2012
We must defend ourselves against the wild beasts.
– Benjamin Netanyahu 2016
One hair on the head of an Israeli soldier is more precious than the entire Gazan populace.
– Moshe Feiglin 2014
[Palestinians] are beasts they are not human.
– Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan 2013
Israeli leaders’ statements expose the deeply rooted racism in the Israeli society against the Palestinian people.