The chief Rabbi from the city of Safed, Shmuel Eliyahu, has said on his Facebook page on Tuesday that the “Israeli army has to stop arresting Palestinians, but, it must execute them and leave no one alive.”
He also described Palestinians as the enemy of Israel and claimed that they “must be destroyed and crushed in order to end violence.”
“If they don’t stop after we kill 100, then we must kill a thousand. 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,” the Jerusalem Post quoted him as saying in 2007.
In December 2015, the Jerusalem Post quoted Eliyahu as saying, “Should we leave them (Palestinians) alive in order to then free them in another gesture to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas? The fact that they still have a desire to commit … attacks shows that we are not operating strongly enough.”