Ben Gvir, Smotrich pan ‘grave mistake’ of letting fuel into Gaza: ‘Signals weakness’

National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir attends a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on September 10, 2023. (Chaim Goldberg/Flash90)
National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir attends a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on September 10, 2023. (Chaim Goldberg/Flash90)

National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir pans the war cabinet’s decision to allow small amounts of fuel into Gaza.

Ben Gvir says the forum — consisting of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, Minister Benny Gantz and several observers — “is leading Israel to a wrong policy.”

“So long as our hostages don’t even get a visit from the Red Cross, there is no sense in giving the enemy humanitarian gifts.”

Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich says allowing fuel in “is a grave mistake and contradicts the decision of the [full] cabinet.”

Such a move “broadcasts weakness, gives oxygen to the enemy and allows [Hamas Gaza leader Yahya] Sinwar to sit comfortably in his air-conditioned bunker, watch the news and continue to manipulate Israeli society and the families of the abductees.”

 

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