The extremist Israeli Finance Minister, Bezalel Smotrich, said today, Wednesday, March 1, 2023, that the town of Hawara, south of Nablus, “must be exterminated”.
During his speech at an economic conference held by The Marker newspaper, Smotrich expressed his belief that “the State of Israel must do this, not individuals – referring to the Israeli settlers who attacked Hawara last Sunday.”
On Sunday, February 26, Israeli colonizers stormed Hawara town, under the protection of the occupation forces, threw stones at Palestinian homes, set fire to garbage containers and Palestinian vehicles, and tried to burn olive trees. They also set fire to a Palestinian house with its residents inside.
The settlers’ attack on the town resulted in the killing of a Palestinian and the injury of 390 others, as the Israeli occupation forces participated in the attack on the Palestinian citizens instead of controlling the security situation in the area.