The Times of Israel newspaper has published a blog post explicitly calling for the “obliteration of Palestine” but later deleted the post.
The article, which openly calls for the genocide of the Palestinian people, appeared in the Israeli paper on Thursday and was subsequently deleted from the blog section of its website, but the piece is still accessible through the digital library Internet Archive.
The article was authored by Chicago-based blogger Jeffrey Camras, who is claimed to be a person with a “deep love for the Jewish people and … Israel.”
“In order to right a wrong, in order to make peace and move forward, Palestine must be obliterated,” Camras wrote, adding, “It is an affront to society, morality, humanity. It represents lies and antisemitism, oppression and terror. Nothing more.”
Camras further claimed that, “No one cares about the Palestinians. Care for them solely exists in the form of anti-Israel advocacy, not pro-Palestinian support.”
The Chicago-based blogger also suggested in his article that Israel “conquer remaining biblical lands in Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan. Do this diplomatically or militarily.”
The piece was published days after the Day of Nakba, or catastrophe, which marks the day Israel proclaimed its illegal existence in 1948 at the expense of the forced expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homeland.
More than 750,000 Palestinians were forcibly removed from their ancestral homes in Palestine and 500 villages and towns were destroyed by Zionist militias before the emergence of the illegal entity.
Israeli demolitions have increased hugely since late 2022, when Netanyahu returned to power leading what is described as the most right-wing Israeli cabinet ever.
The Israeli premier has also stepped up its illegal settlement construction activities in defiance of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, which pronounced settlements in the West Bank and East al-Quds “a flagrant violation under international law.”
The Israeli regime launched deadly bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip on May 9, sparking the firing of over 1,000 rockets by the Islamic Jihad toward the occupied territories. Israeli aerial assaults killed at least 33 Palestinians in Gaza, including six children, and wounded 147.