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Ben Gvir wants Israel’s military to shoot women and children in Gaza

In a cabinet meeting with Israeli army chief of staff Herzi Halevi, National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir demanded the military shoot women and children in Gaza that come near Israel.

According to the Jerusalem Post, the two engaged in a debate over Israel’s “open-fire” policy in Gaza, with Ben Gvir saying that its soldiers should be given more reign over shooting at Palestinians.

“We cannot have women and children getting close to the border... anyone who gets near must get a bullet [in his head],” Ben Gvir was quoted as saying.