Leading Israeli Rabbi & Politician states “ALL Palestinians should die”
Influential Israeli Rabbi, Ovadia Yosef, has said 'God should strike the Palestinians and their leader with a plague', calling for their death in a fiery sermon.
“Abu Mazen and all these evil people should perish from this earth, God should strike them and these Palestinians — evil haters of Israel — with a plague.”
Said by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, spiritual head of the religious Shas party, in Israel’s government, last Saturday, using Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s popular name.
He has made similarly offensive comments before. He has referred to Arabs as “vipers,” and in a 2001 sermon during the Jewish holiday of Passover, he called for Israel to “annihilate” Arabs.
“It is forbidden to be merciful to them. You must send missiles to them and annihilate them,” he said. “They are evil and damnable.”
Yosef’s provocations are not limited to Muslims. In 2005, he blamed Hurricane Katrina on the “godlessness” of New Orleans, and on former US President George Bush’s support for Israel’s disengagement from Gaza. And last year, he criticised women who pray at the Western Wall, as “stupid”.
Israelis have to do more for peace and stop spreading their brand of extreme hatred.