Israeli Official Incitement: May 2022

Israeli Incitement Reports
June 13, 2022


I. Against the Palestinian People


Benyamin Netanyahu – Member of the Knesset for the Likud party (Facebook, 29 May 2022)

“We have always remembered that Jerusalem is our home. But today, there are those who feel ownership over Jerusalem[1]. They wave the PLO and Hamas flags around the city, they burn the Israeli flag in the Temple Mount[2], they threaten any who waves our flag in our capital with terrorism.”

Nir Barkat – Member of the Knesset for the Likud party (Facebook, 06 May 2022)

“I call on the government to quickly adopt my bill proposal[3] – And allow any released fighter[4] who meets the criteria to carry a weapon. Terrorism[5] is hitting the streets of Israel – And combat units graduates are the ones who can protect the citizens of Israel against it and immediately terminate any terrorist![6]

David Amsalem – Member of the Knesset for the Likud party (Facebook, 06 May 2022)

“A nation[7] that sanctifies joy and life - Faced with a nation[8] that sanctifies destruction and death…This is the painful reality of our life. But they will not break us, never! (…)”

Shlomo Karhi – Member of the Knesset for the Likud party (Facebook, 05 May 2022)

“What has always fueled terrorism is the killers' hope[9]. Unfortunately, with this government[10], their[11] hope has multiplied, their motivation is high, and their hands are stained with the blood of saints[12]. The order must be: Elimination! Maybe now you can stop all the facilitations, eliminate Sinwar[13] and the terrorism heads in Gaza, seal those gaps[14] and start working.”

Itamar Ben Gvir – Member of the Knesset for the Religious Zionism party (Twitter, 05 May 2022) [15]

“Now in the Temple Mount with my sweet wife and cute son, David – We are not afraid of Hamas's threats. It is time to assassinate Hamas's speaker, and establish a synagogue on the Temple Mount. We are the owners of the land of Israel, and not a bunch of terrorists”

Itamar Ben Gvir – Member of the Knesset for the Religious Zionism party (Twitter, 14 May 2022)

“I managed to arrive to the entrance of the terrorist’s[16] room. Any normal country would execute him on the electric chair. Only in Israel he is treated.”

Nir Barkat - Member of the Knesset for the Likud party (Facebook, 27 May 2022)

“This Sunday, I plan on marching with the flag of Israel in the flag parade in Jerusalem. I call you all to join me and wave the national flag in our united capital. The threats of Hamas do not deter us, to the contrary: I suggest that Hamas should be deterred from us. We will not allow terrorist organizations to question our sovereignty in Jerusalem, our capital, and together we will march with our heads held high and the flag of Israel in the streets of Jerusalem, our capital forever.”

Ayelet Shaked – Minister of Interior Affairs (Twitter, 06 May 2022)

“I congratulate the gathering of the high planetary council[17], in preparation for the construction of 4000 residential units, including Mizpah Dani[18], a town that is special to me, which I have been supporting for years. Construction in Judea and Samaria[19] is a basic, needed, and obvious matter.”

II. Supporting the Assassination of Palestinian Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh [20]


Merav Ben Ari – Member of the Knesset for Yesh Atid Party (Twitter, 14 May)[21]

“I am not sorry for the death of Shireen Abu Akleh.”

Benjamin Netanyahu – Member of the Knesset for the Likud and head of the opposition (Facebook, 11 May 2022)

“I fully support the IDF fighters and commanders – in both their struggle against terrorism and against the Palestinian propaganda of lies[22]. I condemn the lies voiced against our soldiers – not only those that are coming from the Palestinian side, but also from Bennett’s coalition members [23](…)”

Galit Distel Atbaryan – Member of the Knesset for the Likud party (Twitter, 12 May 2022)

“While Israel is bleeding in the propaganda campaign over the killing of Al-Jazeera journalist, and many of our good representatives are sweating on every possible platform to dispute the lies of the Arabs[24] – Minister Nachman Shai woke up one morning and decided that it was a good idea to say that Israel as a state is not reliable in these issues during a radio interview.”

Itamar Ben Gvir – Member of the Knesset for the Religious Zionism party (Twitter, 11 May 2022)

“When terrorists are shooting at our soldiers in Jenin, they should retaliate in full force, even if there are “journalists” from Al-Jazeera, who not once deliberately stood in the middle of battles and disrupted the soldiers… according to reports, she was killed by terrorists’ fire, but regardless, I fully support our heroic IDF soldiers.”

Bezalel Smotrich – Member of the Knesset for the Religious Zionism party (Twitter, 14 May 2022)

“Shireen Abu Akleh was part of the Arab war machine against Israel during her life, and continues, in her death, to act as a battering ram of lies in the de-legitimization campaign of our enemies[25]. Her funeral procession was a continued show of incitement and a maddening struggle against Israel, from Jenin to the Muqata’a[26] until Jerusalem, our capital. That is the truth. Enough groveling and apologizing.”

Ayelet Shaked – Minister of Interior Affairs (Twitter, 11 May 2022)

“No, Mossi[27]. This is not how “occupation” looks like, this is what the lying Palestinian propaganda looks like. This is how hero warriors entering Jenin to face the armed ones in their homes (…). We support our warriors and we will continue to fight terrorism without compromise[28].”

Nir Orbach – Member of the Knesset for the Yemina party (Twitter, 13 May 2022)

“Waleed[29], the main mistake is the word “occupation”, because it does not exist. No “occupation” killed the reporter[30], and no “occupation” is preventing participation in her funeral. “Occupation” does not prevent a serious investigation into her death[31]. The IDF is the most moral army in the world. “Enough with the lying terminology. The Arab society needs to check itself. (…)[32]

Naftali Bennett – Prime Minister of Israel (Twitter, 11 May 2022)

“After years of getting used to seeing the world adopting the Palestinian narrative as absolute truth, finally, there is a national propaganda machine that does not abandon the media platforms to the lies of our enemies[33] (…)”