In a recent exchange on 'X' (formerly Twitter) between Elon Musk and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Musk emphasized the necessity of addressing the threat posed by the Hamas terror group for a better future in Gaza. The entrepreneur and SpaceX head acknowledged the genocidal intentions of Hamas toward the Jewish people, aligning with Netanyahu's viewpoint.
Musk expressed his willingness to contribute to the reconstruction of Gaza post the ongoing conflict, highlighting the importance of rehabilitating the region to prevent future wars, as reported by The Times of Israel. He echoed Netanyahu's stance, stating, "If you want security, peace, and a better life for Gazans, then you need to destroy Hamas. You first have to get rid of the poisonous regime as was done in Germany and Japan." Musk firmly asserted, "There's no choice."
Addressing the inevitable civilian casualties in the conflict, Musk acknowledged their unavoidability, noting Israel's efforts to minimize them in the fight against Hamas. He emphasized the need for a balanced approach, combining decisive action against terrorists with assistance for the remaining population, drawing parallels to the post-World War II reconstruction efforts in Germany and Japan. Musk pointed out that a victorious nation's commitment to rebuilding the defeated nation, as seen in historical examples, contributes to long-term peace and stability.
On Monday, Elon Musk visited Kfar Aza in Israel, the site of the October 7 attack by Hamas that claimed the lives of at least 1200 people. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accompanied Musk to the residence of Ofir Liebstein, who tragically lost his life while defending against the Hamas assault.
During the visit, IDF Spokesperson Liad Diamond provided Elon Musk with a detailed presentation on the October 7 attacks. Yossi Keren, the head of the Negev Council, also met with Musk at Kibbutz Kfar Aza.
Musk was taken to the site where Abigail Idan, a 4-year-old American-Israeli citizen, was kidnapped during the October 7 attack. Later in the day, Israel President Issac Herzog is scheduled to meet with Elon Musk, and Musk will also meet with the relatives of the hostages.
(With agency inputs)