Minister says his remark about nuking Gaza was ‘metaphorical’

Heritage Minister Amichai Eliyahu attempts to walk back his widely slammed assertion that dropping an atomic bomb on Gaza is one of Israel’s options, tweeting that “it’s clear to anyone with a brain that the remark about the atom was metaphorical.”

He adds that “we indeed must display a forceful and disproportional response to terror, which will clarify to the Nazis and their supporters that terrorism isn’t worthwhile. This is the only formula with which democracies can deal with terror.

“Simultaneously, it is clear that the State of Israel is obligated to do everything to return the captives alive and in good health.”

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