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Israeli official calls for burying alive 'subhuman' Palestinian civilians

The deputy mayor of the Israeli-run Jerusalem municipality has called for burying alive dozens of civilian Palestinians whom he described as "subhuman".

Arieh King called the unarmed men, who were arbitrarily grabbed from their homes in Gaza by the Israeli army on Thursday, "Nazi Muslims". 

"We have to pick up the pace," he said on X, referring to the Israeli army's "elimination" of Palestinians. 

King added that if it were up to him, he would have used the D-9 armoured bulldozers to bury the men alive, calling them "ants".  

"They are not human beings and not even human animals, they are subhuman and that is how they should be treated," King said.