Israeli Finance Minister

Smotrich proposes full Israeli occupation of Rafah, retaking Philadelphi Corridor

Sun, 19 May 2024 - 03:47 GMT

During a faction meeting in northern Israel on Sunday, Smotrich suggested that Israeli forces retake control of the Philadelphi corridor, a 14-kilometer buffer zone along the Egypt-Gaza border.

Egypt: Israeli minister’s remarks that ‘no such thing’ as Palestinian people undermine efforts to achieve calm

Mon, 20 Mar 2023 - 07:31 GMT

Egypt voiced full rejection on Monday of Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich’s “irresponsible and inciting” remarks that “there is no such thing” as a Palestinian people, warning that such remarks undermine efforts to achieve Israeli-Palestinian calm.