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55 Israeli Colonialism Quotes

  1. Occupation, settlement, and encouragement of emigration. Only in this way can we solve the problem of Gaza. To occupy all the land. To settle in all the land. And of course, to encourage the voluntary emigration of as many [Palestinian] people as possible to other countries.

  2. The State of Israel must take control of the Gaza Strip. Not the Palestinian Authority, not Gazan families. Only Israeli control of the Gaza Strip will lead to the removal of the threat in the future from the State of Israel and its residents. Only from a position of strength will we be able to discuss the day after with countries- Western and Arab- that are looking for a solution to Gaza.

  3. For me, the alternative is Jewish settlement. We abandoned our land 20 years ago and the time has come to correct this disgrace.

  4. In order to preserve the security achievements that our soldiers lost their lives for, we must resettle Gaza with security forces and settlers that will embrace the land with love ... This is the only true way, to make the Hamas Nazis pay a price and to defend our nation and country.

  5. First we must return to Gaza now! We are coming home! To the holy land! And second, we must encourage emigration. Encourage the voluntary emigration of the residents of Gaza.

  6. There are 2 million Nazis in Gaza who want to slaughter, rape and murder every Jew. If a local population rules there it will be a terrorist organization.

  7. By the end of the war, all of Northern Gaza should be inhabited by Jews, this is the price for October 7th.

  8. I have on my cell phone names of people who say to enlist me, enroll me. I want to join. I want to join the groups that are going to settle Gaza.

  9. Why do you think it is immoral to take land from someone who wants to kill me? Why is it immoral to take my land, which my ancestors lived there, which I've even given up, to someone who slaughters, rapes, and murders me? What is more immoral than that?

  10. We will take your lands. We will take your lands build settlements on it. Only then will they realize that we won over them. They don't care about homes, deaths: only land.

  11. Israeli soldiers waging war in Gaza will remain as settlers and rebuild settlements, we have come back to inherit the land.

  12. [The] only humane solution for Gaza is the mass deportation of its inhabitants.

  13. Today, after 18 years [from disengagement from Gaza], we have the opportunity to rebuild and expand the land of Israel. This is our final opportunity.

  14. We don't leave the city centers in Gaza, that is the first thing ... The second thing, I suggest, and I say this in the most explicit way ... occupy Gaza and stay there ... what can and should be done is voluntary migration plan. A plan of encouragement, that will allow them to leave ... If we decide to [to expel Palestinians from Gaza], we can do it.

  15. Jewish settlement on ruins of Palestinian villages is a message we must convey.

  16. At least the northern Strip we must first of all conquer, annex, raze all the buildings and build neighborhoods.

  17. We will do what is good for the State of Israel: the migration of hundreds of thousands from Gaza will allow the residents of the Gaza Envelope to return home and live in security and protect the IDF soldiers.

  18. We must promote the solution to encourage the migration of Gaza residents. This is a correct, just, moral and humane solution. We have partners around the world that we can help. Encouraging the migration of the residents of Gaza will allow us to bring home the residents of the Outaf and the residents of Gush Katif.

  19. We must destroy Hamas, occupy the entire strip and return it [to Israel].

  20. There is no other way than to control the whole of Gaza, Full control that will include full flourishing settlement in all of the strip. Not like the Gush Katif settlements that focused on small areas - but settlements in all of the strip - width and length.

  21. A return to Jewish settlement in the northern Gaza Strip is a correct and logical answer to the murderous terrorist attack by Hamas! The settlement will help restore security, and fix the image of Israeli victory in the eyes of our enemy.

  22. 1. Annexing Area C is necessary, because if not, everything that happened to us in the Gaza envelope will happen to us in Kfar Saba, Herzliya, Ra'anana, and more. It's just a matter of time. 2. Annexing the northern Strip of Gaza is necessary, because if not, the residents of the Gaza envelope are again in existential danger. 3. We lost our reading of the security map since we called settlement 'settlement', since we called the pioneers 'hilltop youth'. It's important to note that the value of land is not only biblical but also grants us geopolitical depth and a grip on the territory which allows us to ensure our right to exist. We must return to the roots; the Maccabees, of blessed memory.

  23. Instead of funneling money to rebuild Gaza or to the failed UNRWA, the international community can assist in the costs of resettlement, helping the people of Gaza build new lives in their new host countries. Gaza has long been thought of as a problem without an answer.

  24. We will hold Gaza after the war too, we will not trust international forces.

  25. We can certainly bring back the settlements of Gush Katif [evacuated in 2005], there is no status quo and nothing is sacred.

  26. The north of the Gaza Strip, more beautiful than ever. Everything is blown up and flattened, simply a pleasure for the eyes ... We must talk about the day after. In my mind, we will hand over lots to all those who fought for Gaza over the years and to those evicted from Gush Katif” [a former Israeli settlement].

  27. Returning to the Gush Katif / Playing beach volleyball / Establishing Nova Beach on the Gaza coast / The nation of Israel lives!

  28. If the goal of this operation is not destruction, occupation, deportation and settlement, we have done nothing.

  29. Gaza needs to be smaller at the end of the war.

  30. There should be 2 goals for this victory: 1. There is no more Muslim land in the Land of Israel ... After we make it the land of Israel, Gaza should be left as a monument, like Sodom.

  31. We need to exact a territorial price from [Hamas], including returning Jewish settlements at least to the north of Gaza Strip.

  32. It is not Hamas that should be eliminated. Gaza should be razed and Israel’s rule should be restored to the place. This is our country.

  33. Erase Gaza. Nothing else will satisfy us. It is not acceptable that we have a terrorist authority next to Israel. Do not leave a child there to expel all the remaining ones at the end, so that they will not have a resurrection.

  34. 100%. We should have never left [Gaza]. Now we need to take it back, by force, and keep it forever. Nothing else works.

  35. There will never be a Palestinian state here. We will never allow another state to be established between the Jordan River and the sea. We will never go back to Oslo.

  36. It's time to subdue them [the Palestinians] once and for all, and to make it the last war.

  37. As of right now, the occupation is permanent. And as of right now I would like to continue to apply Israeli sovereignty over all the areas that I can ... It is our right to continue to apply sovereignty on all land that legally belongs to Israel, and to settle this land in order to have the safest borders and to stop giving in to all kinds of nations that never existed and suddenly popped up.

  38. If the War of Independence had ended with an absolute separation of populations – the Palestinian Arabs on the east side of the Jordan River and the Jews on the west side – the Middle East would be less volatile and both peoples would have suffered less over the past 70 years. They would have been satisfied with a state of their own, not exactly what they wanted, and we would have received the whole Land of Israel.

  39. This is how a ‘nakba’ begins. Just like this. Remember ’48. Remember ’67 ... You’ve been warned!

  40. [I suggest] we internalize the fact that Oslo is finished, that this is our country- our country exclusively, including Gaza.

  41. When we have settled the land … all the Arabs will be able to do about it will be to scurry around like drugged roaches in a bottle.

  42. We must do everything to insure they never do return.

  43. The compulsory transfer of the [Palestinian] Arabs from the valleys of the proposed Jewish state could give us something which we never had, even when we stood on our own during the days of the first and second Temples. We are given an opportunity which we never dared to dream of in our wildest imaginings. This is more than a state, government and sovereignty, this is national consolidation in a free homeland.

  44. After the formation of a large army in the wake of the establishment of the [Jewish] state, we shall abolish partition and expand to the whole of the Palestine

  45. Let us not today fling accusation at the murderers. What cause have we to complain about their fierce hatred to us. For eight years now, they sit in their refugee camps in Gaza, and before their eyes we turn into our homestead the land and villages in which they and their forefathers have lived...We should demand his blood not from the Arabs of Gaza but from ourselves...Let us make our reckoning today. We are a generation of settlers, and without the steel helmet and gun barrel, we shall not be able to plant a tree or build a house.

  46. We must expel the Arabs and take their place.

  47. We'll Deprive Gaza of Water, and the Arabs Will Leave.

  48. The Land of Israel will be built solely by the hands of an industrious people, rich in material and spirit, who will come to it from outside as a result of a vital historical need to create a homeland for themselves, equipped with modern scientific and technical instruments and ready at any cost to turn the desert and wasteland into a flourishing oasis, fruitful, culturally rich and populated, like what the English immigrants did in North America and the Dutch immigrants in South Africa - and like what the Jews began to do in the Land of Israel itself.

  49. All of you will remember the East Indian Charter Company. But charter companies were hard to fashion in 1918, the first quarter of the twentieth century. The Wilsonian conception of the world certainly would not have allowed a charter company. Therefore, we had to create a substitute. This substitute was the Jewish Agency which had the function of a charter company, which had the function of a body which would conduct the colonization, immigration, improvement of the land, and do all the work which a government usually does, without really being a government.

  50. A voluntary reconciliation with the Arabs is out of the question either now or in the future. If you wish to colonize a land in which people are already living, you must provide a garrison for the land, or find some rich man or benefactor who will provide a garrison on your behalf. Or else - or else, give up your colonization, for without an armed force which will render physically impossible any attempt to destroy or prevent this colonization, colonization is impossible, not difficult, not dangerous, but IMPOSSIBLE!. Zionism is a colonization adventure and therefore it stands or falls by the question of armed force. It is important... to speak Hebrew, but, unfortunately, it is even more important to be able to shoot - or else I am through with playing at colonizing.

  51. You are being invited to help make history It doesn't involve Africa, but a piece of Asia Minor; Not Englishmen, but Jews. How, then, do I happen to turn to you since this is an out-of-the-way matter for you? How indeed? Because it is something colonial.

  52. Zionism was built based on population exchange e.g. the mass Aliyah of Jews from Arab countries and Europe to the Land of Israel, willingly or not, and the exit of masses of Arabs who lived here, willingly or not, to the surrounding Arab areas. This historic pattern seems to require culmination, ensuring a future of peace above all else.

  53. In the next war, if we do it right, we’ll have a chance to get all the Arabs out ... We can clear the West Bank, sort out Jerusalem.

  54. I know how at least 80 percent of the clashes there started. In my opinion, more than 80 percent, but let’s talk about 80 percent. It went this way: We would send a tractor to plow some area where it wasn’t possible to do anything, in the demilitarized area, and knew in advance that the Syrians would start to shoot. If they didn’t shoot, we would tell the tractor to advance farther, until in the end the Syrians would get annoyed and shoot. And then we would use artillery and later the air force also, and that’s how it was… The kibbutzim there saw land that was good for agriculture. And you must remember, this was a time in which agricultural land was considered the most important and valuable thing… I can tell you with absolute confidence, the delegation that came to persuade Eshkol to take the heights was not thinking of these things. They were thinking about the heights’ land. Listen, I’m a farmer, too. After all, I’m from Nahalal, not from Tel Aviv, and I know about it. I saw them, and I spoke to them. They didn’t even try to hide their greed for that land.

  55. We have come here and stolen their country. Why should they accept that?

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