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Senior Israeli Rabbi Calls for the Mass Execution of Palestinians

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu (R) seen at the elections for the new chief rabbis of Israel, in Jerusalem on July 24, 2013. PHOTO: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Shmuel Eliyahu has a long history of hate speech.

By Celisa Calacal | 21 June 2017

ALTERNET — Senior Israeli Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu believes the Israeli army should stop arresting Palestinians and execute them instead.

“It must execute them and leave no one alive,” Eliyahu wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday, according to Defend Democracy Press.

Eliyahu, the chief rabbi of the city of Safed, has a record of making racist remarks about Arabs and Muslims. He once said Israel should take “revenge” against Arabs, and that Palestinians, whom he once labeled enemies of Israel, must be “destroyed and crushed in order to end violence.”

“If they don’t stop after we kill 100, then we must kill 1,000,” Eliyahu told the Jerusalem Post in 2007. “And if they do not stop after 1,000, then we must kill 10,000. If they still don’t stop we must kill 100,000, even a million.” […]

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