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Israel's minister of housing calls Palestinians 'human animals'

Israel’s minister of housing and construction has called Palestinians “human animals”, using inflammatory rhetoric to reject a two-state solution.

Minister Yitzhak Goldknopf, an ultra-orthodox Israeli minister who also heads the United Torah Judaism party, made the remarks in a video posted on X. 

“Brutal terror must be destroyed and certainly not given independent rule. We have no desire to rule over the residents of Gaza, but we cannot live next to a state of human animals," he said.