Tuesday December 05, 2023

VIDEO: Elon Musk thinks Israeli attacks on Palestinians to increase Hamas members

"If you kill somebody's child in Gaza, you’ve made at least a few Hamas members," billionaire asserts

By Web Desk
November 11, 2023

Elon Musk, the South African-American billionaire, said Israel's incessant attacks on Palestinians in Gaza will lead to the creation of more members for Hamas — a resistance group that it is trying very hard to eliminate.

The business tycoon was a guest on the Lex Fridman Podcast on YouTube, where he iterated that the Benjamin Netanyahu-led government's offensive would garner immense hate among Palestinians towards Israel.

"If you're not going to just outright commit genocide, like against an entire people, which obviously will not be acceptable, really shouldn't be acceptable to anyone. Then you're going to leave basically a lot of people alive who subsequently, you know, hate Israel," the businessman said.

The Middle East Eye, a UK-based news website, shared an extract from Musk's interview for the podcast on X, formerly Twitter, where he spoke about how for every Hamas member being killed, many are being created by Israel.

"For every Hamas member that you kill, how many did you create? And if you create more than you kill, you've not succeeded," he maintained.

When commenting on the hatred that Israel is fuelling among Palestinians through its barbaric actions, the world's richest man said: "It's safe to say that if, you know, if you kill somebody's child in Gaza,  you’ve made at least a few Hamas members, who will die just to kill an Israeli."

Musk's remarks come at a time when Netanyahu's administration and his occupation forces have claimed at least 11,078 Palestinians, who were residents of the Gaza Strip.

Thousands among the Strip's populations are now fleeing what is now being referred to as a catastrophic forced migration and displacement of innocent civilians, who are being targeted in an act of xenophobia and hatred by Israel.