Netanyahu endorses deportation of terrorist’s families to Gaza Strip

In official letter, PM requests legal opinion from Israel’s Attorney General; Palestinian FM calls for global community to deny entry of Israeli settlers

Netanyahu’s public address on Monday evenings (GPO)

Prime Minister Netanyahu officially endorsed the deportation of terrorists’ families to the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, addressing a letter to Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit requesting an official legal opinion.

In the letter Netanyahu stated that “the use of this tool will significantly decrease terrorist attacks against Israel and its residents” and that “many of the terrorist acts over the last few months were carried out by those who fit the profile of ‘lone attackers’. These attackers sometimes come families who encourage and support their actions.”

Also on Wednesday, Foreign Minster for the Palestinian Authority Riyad al-Maliki called on the international community to deny entry of Israelis living in settlements. Addressing the United Nation’s Human Rights Council the stated that “The international community must not deal directly or indirectly with the occupation system” calling for the international community to “boycott the settlements and the products of settlements and threaten to impose economic sanctions on the occupying entity.”

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, responded calling on the international community to “denounce the Palestinian foreign minister’s remarks and unequivocally condemn all manifestations of anti-Semitism.”