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23 November 2017 Last updated 10 minutes ago

‘Kill Palestinians to get closer to God,’ Israeli rabbi says

Israeli Chief Rabbinate Council Shmuel Eliyahu Israeli Chief Rabbinate Council Shmuel Eliyahu

Chief Rabbi of Safed and Member of the Israeli Chief Rabbinate Council Shmuel Eliyahu said: “The Palestinians are monsters and killing them is a religious duty.”

Speaking to the Israeli TV Channel 7, Eliyahu added: “Slaughtering the Palestinians getting us [Jews] closer to God.” He said that slaughtering the Palestinians is a “biblical duty and implementing it is as important as respecting Saturdays.”

Eliyahu called on the “state of Israel to work on carrying out this duty.”

In January this year, Eliyahu called for the Israeli army to stop arresting the Palestinians, but to execute them instead.

Several other rabbis have issued similar orders calling for killing the Palestinians, naming this a religious duty.