The Israeli Chief of Staff, Moshe Ya’alon, was quoted as saying on Saturday Israel will continue to demolish homes in Rafah, irrespective of what the rest of the world thinks.
“In the past, we destroyed many homes, and apparently we will destroy many more homes in the future.”
As for Dan Gaillerman, Israel’s UN ambassador, he says:
“The resolution did not call on Israel to stop its activity and did not call on Israel to stop the demolition of houses”
In addition to that, two senior Israeli officials say the number of homes destroyed by occupation forces in the southern Gaza Strip is being exaggerated.
Deputy PM Ehud Olmert and Israel’s ambassador to the US, Daniel Ayalon, went so far as to accuse some Palestinians in the Rafah refugee camp of damaging or demolishing their own houses.
Asked why Palestinian homeowners would destroy their own property, Ayalon replied:
“Maybe they are painting, I don’t know, or wanted to do some renovations and this is a good way to do it.”
As for Rabbi Dov Lior, Chairman of the Jewish Rabbinical Council, he says:
“…a thousand non-Jewish lives are not worth a Jew’s fingernail”