Bezalel Smotrich

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.

The meeting with Egypt’s delegation was ‘very good’, Israeli source

Fri, 26 Apr 2024 - 07:56 GMT

An Israeli official source said that the meeting with the Egyptian security delegation was ‘very good’, adding that Israel provided ‘great flexibility regarding the withdrawal of the Israeli forces from the strip and returning of Gaza residents’

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.