The Gazans must be made to accept the fact that the Jewish people are the indigenous inhabitants of the Holy Land.
By Jason Shvili, ISRAEL HAYOM 29 Nov 2023
As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has previously said, once Hamas has been eliminated in the Gaza Strip, the territory and its residents will need to be deradicalized. But deradicalized how? The short answer is that Gaza will need to be deradicalized the same way Germany was de-Nazified after World War II.
Gazan society will need to be rebuilt from the ground up. For starters, all symbols of the territory’s previous rulers must be banned, just as Nazi symbols like the swastika were banned in post-WWII Germany. The territory’s media and education system will need to be purged of antisemitism and the glorification of terrorism. Instead of being taught to hate and kill Jews, the Gazans must receive a constant flow of messaging promoting peace and coexistence with the Jewish people and Israel. They must be taught that their future ultimately depends on living side-by-side with their Jewish neighbors.
Thus, an entirely new educational curriculum will need to be created. Children in Gaza must learn that the ideals promoted by Hamas, Fatah, and the other Palestinian factions are wrong. They must be taught to choose life instead of death, tolerance instead of hate, and peace instead of war. Gone will be the hateful messages telling Gazan children that the greatest thing they can aspire to is martyrdom in the service of killing Jews. Instead, Gazan children must be encouraged to pursue fruitful, productive lives. They must also be taught that their future and the future of Gaza depend on working with the Jewish people and Israel to build a better Middle East.