After an Israeli cabinet minister, Amichai Eliyahu, said dropping a nuclear bomb on the Gaza Strip was “an option,” an official in Egypt condemned the comment and said it represents extremism in Israel’s politics.
Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid, spokesperson for Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, responded to Eliyahu on the X social platform.
“An Israeli minister demanding that a nuclear bomb be dropped on the Gaza Strip is evidence of the extent of the deviance and extremism that has affected several officials in the Israeli government,” he said, according to a translation by NBC News, sister network of Noticias. Telemundo.
A slideshow of images showing soldiers on a tank in Israel, an injured child in Gaza, Antony Blinken and Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank, smoke over Gaza, a funeral in Israel, and mourning in Gaza.
The official urged other nations to condemn the comment, noting that world leaders are “talking about nuclear disarmament and its dangers,” not proliferation and nuclear war.