Orthodox Jewish rabbi in the US calls for ethnic cleansing of Palestinians

Rabbi Steven Pruzansky

A rabbi in the US has called for genocide against Palestinians living in Israel and the occupied territories, stating that they should be killed until they “realise they have no future in the land of Israel”.

Steven Pruzansky who is the rabbi of a major Orthodox synagogue in New Jersey made the hateful comments towards Palestinians and Arabs in a blog post entitled “Dealing with Savages”.

He wrote: “the Arab-Muslim animals that span the globe chopping, hacking and merrily decapitating…At a certain point, the unrestrained behaviour of unruly animals becomes the fault of the zookeeper, not the animals”.

Rabbi Pruzansky argued that Palestinian and Arab Israelis as a whole are Israel’s enemy, stating “and that enemy rides our busses, shops in our malls, drives on our roads and lives just two miles from us”.

He offered a range of suggestions for mounting this act of collective punishment against Palestinians, such as “obliterate entire Palestinian towns, end civil and human rights for many Arab Israelis and Palestinians, and destroy entire Arab villages.”

The evil rabbi also suggested that “rioters and stone-throwers should be shot with live ammunition, and reporters should be barred from these scenes and have their cameras confiscated.”

Rabbi Pruzansky also called for banning Arabs from Masjid al-Aqsa for at least six months.

He has not retracted, apologised or made any further clarification on his comments.

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