Israel Justice Minister compares Gaza to Holocaust
Israeli Justice Minister Yosef ‘Tommy’ Lapid stunned Cabinet colleagues on Sunday by saying a picture of an elderly Palestinian woman searching through rubble reminded him of his grandmother.
Mr Lapid is a Holocaust survivor.
His grandmother was not. She died in Auschwitz.
In an interview with Israel Defence Forces radio, Mr Lapid said he was “talking about an old woman crouching on all fours, searching for her medicines in the ruins of her house… she made me think of my grandmother”.