The means for Israel to battle is with “conspicuous kindness,” the tech billionaire has stated
Israel’s response to the October 7 assault by Hamas has performed into the terrorist group’s fingers, in keeping with X CEO Elon Musk, who urged West Jerusalem to embrace a “counterintuitive” technique that will be extra helpful in the long-term.
“If you kill somebody’s child in Gaza, you’ve made at least a few Hamas members who will die just to kill Israelis,” Musk stated on the Lex Fridman podcast on Thursday.
The Tesla, SpaceX and X (previously Twitter) head argued that the objective of the Palestinian militant group was to “provoke an overreaction” by Israel by committing atrocities after which “leverage that aggressive response to rally Muslims worldwide for the cause of Gaza and Palestine, which they have succeeded in doing.”
“This is one of the most contentious subjects one could possibly discuss, but I think if the ultimate goal is some sort of long-term peace, one has to look at this from the standpoint of, over time, are there more or fewer terrorists being created?” Musk stated.
For each Hamas member you kill, what number of did you create? And in case you create greater than you kill, you’ve not succeeded.
The October 7 incursion resulted in the deaths of an estimated 1,400 Israelis, with one other 200 or so taken to Gaza as hostages. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has responded by declaring battle on the Palestinian enclave, launching weeks of air and artillery strikes and continuing with a floor invasion in early November.
A proposal circulating in the media desires all of Gaza’s Palestinian inhabitants forcibly eliminated. Some Israeli public figures have advocated for leveling the enclave fully. Others have labeled photojournalists who documented the October 7 assault as accomplices of Hamas that should be killed.
As of Friday, greater than 11,000 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed and 27,490 wounded, in keeping with the native well being ministry. While the White House has forged doubt on Palestinian figures, the US State Department believes the true numbers is likely to be even larger.
“The counterintuitive thing that should be done here, even though it is very difficult, is that I recommend Israel do the most conspicuous acts of kindness possible,” Musk advised Fridman in the podcast interview.
Providing healthcare, meals and different reduction to civilians whereas nonetheless focusing on Hamas leaders and operatives, would thwart the group’s objective and “ultimately fights the broader force of hatred in the region,” the billionaire argued.