Saudi Arabia decries minister’s ‘extremist’ suggestion that Israel nuke Gaza

Gianluca Pacchiani is the Arab affairs reporter for The Times of Israel

Heritage Minister Amichai Eliyahu at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on January 8, 2023. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Heritage Minister Amichai Eliyahu at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on January 8, 2023. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

The Saudi foreign ministry condemns the “extremist” suggestion by Heritage Minister Avichai Eliyahu that Israel might drop a nuclear bomb on Gaza, saying that it “shows to what extent extremism and brutality have penetrated the Israeli government.”

The fact that Eliyahu was only suspended and not immediately fired, the Saudi statement continues, “reflects the Israeli government’s disregard for all values of humanity, morality, religion and law.”

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