Israeli Official Incitement: March 2021

Israeli Incitement Reports
April 11, 2021


Israeli Official Incitement : March 2021

Ahead of the Israeli parliamentary (Knesset) elections, held on 23 March 20211, senior Israeli officials, including members of the Knesset, right-wing Zionist parties, and settlers' organizations, have continued inciting against the Palestinian people and their leadership, the Palestinian citizens of Israel, mainly parliament members, and against the International Criminal Court in the Hague. This report highlights the official Israeli racism and hate speech and examples of statements endorsing colonization and annexation schemes against the land and people of Palestine.


I. Palestinian Prisoners, Martyrs, and their Families


Itamar Ben Gvir –Member of the Knesset for the Religious Zionism party  (Facebook, 04 March)

“(…) how did we get to a situation where a soldier is afraid of shooting those who steal his weapon? We shall stop this. We will change the firing protocols so that the soldiers are not afraid of killing terrorists2

Itamar Ben Gvir – Member of the Knesset for the Religious Zionism party (Facebook, 03 March)

“(…)It is time to put an end to terror and start making them pay the price - death penalty for terrorists3!”

 II. Against the International Criminal Court in The Hague


Bezalel Smotrich – Member of the Knesset for the Religious Zionism party (Facebook, 03 March)

“Once again a decision for politicians in suits4. No anti-Semitic decision will be able to severe the Jewish and historical relationship of the people of Israel with their land in all parts of Israel, in Judea and Samaria5 in particular.

God willing, after the elections, we will form a real government that will continue to settle the Jews in Judea and Samaria6, as they have done for thousands of years. Despite Israel haters, we will legalize the small settlements and impose our influence, and this will not be prevented by any anti-Semitic investigation7.”

Matan Kahana – Member of the Knesset for Yemina party (Twitter, 03 March)

“The anti-Semitic decision of the International Criminal Court in The Hague will not change the fact that our army is the most moral army in the world. In The Hague, they will continue to work against democratic countries and ignore the crimes against humanity committed by dictatorial countries. The people of Israel have always triumphed over anti-Semitism. We shall triumph against this masked one as well.”

Gideon Sa'ar – Member of the Knesset, chairman of New Hope party (Facebook, 03 March)

“The decision of the International Criminal Court in The Hague - is disgraceful. The decision to open an investigation against the most moral army in the world belonging to the most threatened country in the world is an ethically distorted decision(...)”

Avi Dichter – Member of the Knesset for the Likud party (Facebook, 05 March)

“There is no hope for the defamers of Israel!

The Attorney General of the court in The Hague does not care about the 700 thousand dead in Syria who were slaughtered by the government, including the use of gas as well as the student demonstrations in Iran, where tens of thousands were killed and arrested, and we know nothing of what happened to them, this did not attract the attention of the Attorney General.

Only Israel, the nation-state of the Jewish people, worries the Prosecutor.

The Palestinian Authority, where human rights are equal to the rights of dogs, and its support for terrorism through allowances for terrorists8, is not a reason for investigation, rather the opposite - they received the authority to file a claim against Israel(…)”

Ofir Sofer – Member of the Knesset for the Likud party (Facebook, 03 March)

“The court's decision is an anti-Semitic political decision. The only war crimes committed in Judea, Samaria9 and Gaza are at the hands of the terrorists of Hamas and various terrorist organizations, with the support of the Palestinian Authority, which supports them and their families.

The decision attempts to erase the historical relationship between the Jewish people and their land - which will fail even if it is in the form of intimidation in the form of an international investigation.” 

III. Against the Indigenous Palestinian Citizens of Israel 


Bezalel Smotrich – Member of the Knesset for the Religious Zionism party (Facebook, 25 March)

“The government will not be formed with the help of the Islamic Movement and Mansour Abbas10. Period. Neither from within the government, nor from outside of it, not even through abstinence nor any other lie.  Terrorism supporters11 that undermine the existence of the State of Israel as a Jewish state are not legitimate partners in any government(…)”

Bezalel Smotrich – Member of the Knesset for the Religious Zionism party (Twitter, 17 March)

“Yousef12, what I meant was that Mansour Abbas13 and other Jihad and terrorism supporters14 have a fundamentalist violent and distorted interpretation of Islam.  There are millions of Muslims around the world sharing my views, who are suffering under the regime of terrorist supporters like Mansour Abbas and other Arab MKs.”