Ben Gvir at scene of shooting: Right to life for Jews more important than Palestinian freedom of movement

National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir at the scene of a deadly terror attack on Route 1 near Ma'ale Adumim, in the West Bank, February 22, 2024 (Jamal Awad/Flash90).
National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir at the scene of a deadly terror attack on Route 1 near Ma'ale Adumim, in the West Bank, February 22, 2024 (Jamal Awad/Flash90).

National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir arrives at the scene of the terror shooting attack on the Route 1 highway between Jerusalem and Ma’ale Adumim.

“An extremely large disaster was avoided here, thanks to the police and the armed citizens,” Ben Gvir says in a statement to the press at the scene of the attack in which one person was killed and eight others were injured.

“We’re distributing more and more guns. I think that today, everyone understands that guns save lives,” the far-right minister continues.

“Six months ago I said that the right to life is more important than the right to free movement for residents of the Palestinian Authority,” he continues, stressing the point twice more. “The right to life for Jewish residents in the West Bank is more important than the freedom of movement for residents of the Palestinian Authority.”

“I expect that there will be more and more checkpoints, that there will be restrictions. Our enemies do not look for excuses, our enemies just want to harm us,” he adds.

He also indicates that he will be seeking restrictions on access to prayers at the Al-Aqsa compound atop the Temple Mount for Muslims on Ramadan. And he says, in an aside, that there is no such as the Palestinian people.

Most Popular