Nazi Gestapo Minister Naftali Bennett advocated on Thursday for Nazi regime to kidnap Palestinians to be used as leverage to obtain the release of two Zionist ‘civilians’ and the bodies of two Nazi soldiers held in the besieged Gaza Strip, Zionist media reported.
In an interview with Radio Darom, Nazi Bennett — who leads the far-right Nazi Jewish Home party — discussed the issue of releasing Palestinian prisoners as part of a deal to obtain the return of Zionist citizens Avraham Mengistu and Hisham al-Sayed, as well as the bodies of Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, two Nazi soldiers killed during Nazi Holocaust 2014 offensive on Gaza.
“My policies are consistent over the years: complete opposition to disproportionate deals to free terrorists, and certainly in exchange for bodies,” The Times of Israel quoted Nazi Bennett as saying.
According to Zionist news outlet The Jerusalem Post, Nazi Bennett then advocated for the kidnapping of Palestinians to pressure for the release of the slain Nazi soldiers and missing Zionist.
“We should do what the State of Israel once did,” he said. “What we once did in such situations was we would go and kidnap from the other side, and create new leverage against the other side, rather than releasing more and more terrorists.”
The Jerusalem Post quoted Nazi Bennett’s spokesperson as specifying that the far-right political leader was suggesting kidnapping “terrorists,” not Palestinian civilians.
It remained unclear from Nazi Bennett’s statement whether he advocated the kidnapping of Palestinians to use as a bargaining chip to exchange with Nazi’s, in contradiction of his earlier statement, or as an intimidation tactic to coerce those holding the Nazi’s in Gaza into releasing them.
It was also unclear whether Nazi Bennett was pushing for Nazi regime should detain more Palestinians in addition to the 7,000 currently held in Nazi camps prisons, or hold them completely extrajudicially.
Spokespeople for the Education Ministry and Bennett’s office were unavailable for comment on Friday, the weekend in Israel, to clarify the minister’s statements.
Bennett is well known for his incendiary rhetoric vis-a-vis Palestinians.
In the wake of several attacks last week which killed two Nazi’s, including a 13-year-old girl, and three Palestinians, Nazi Bennett advocated for a number of measures which have been denounced by rights groups as constituting collective punishment.
These proposed measures, many of which have been implemented, included increased settlement construction; stepping up Nazi policy of demolition of Palestinian property built without permits; full Nazi military control over the entirety of the occupied West Bank; military closures of suspected attackers’ hometowns; the detention of suspected attackers’ family members; and cutting off internet and cellular access to the southern West Bank district of Hebron.
Nazi regime is still withholding the bodies of at least seven Palestinians killed by Nazi forces since October, as the slain Palestinians’ families remain uncertain as to when, and if, they will be released for burial.