SpaceX CEO Elon Musk told Israel’s ceremonial president, Isaac Herzog, that there was no choice but to “kill those who insist on murdering civilians.”
Musk also said Palestinian children must be educated not to hate and to bring prosperity to Gaza.
Musk was visiting the devastated community of Kfar Aza, in which 100 Israeli civilians, the town in which 100 Israeli civilians were murdered during the Hamas attack on October 7.
The Telsa CEO also met with the families of hostages, who called for the US and other governments to ensure their safe release.
Musk shared some of his conclusions (transcript via Israel’s GPO):
“It was certainly an emotionally difficult day to see the places where people were murdered.”
“And also to watch the video where the murderers are rejoicing,” Musk said.
“Celebrating the murder of innocent people is extremely disturbing. So we have to do whatever is necessary to stop the hate,” he added.
“Essentially, these people have been fed propaganda since they were children.”
“And it’s remarkable what humans are capable of if they’re fed falsehoods, from when they are children, they will think that the murder of innocent people is a good thing,” Musk continued.
“That is how much propaganda can affect people’s minds. So you know, I actually did talk with the Prime Minister.”
“And I think there’s three things that need to happen in the Gaza situation, there’s no choice but to kill those who insist on murdering civilians,” Elon Musk said.
“You are going to change their mind. But the second thing is to change the education so the new generation of murderers is not trained to be murderers.”
“And the third thing, which is also very important, is to try to build prosperity.
Musk also vowed to fight antisemitism on X after President Herzog brought up the issue.
The news comes just days after the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said Hamas and Palestinian militants violated a nascent ceasefire after only 15 minutes after it intercepted a rocket fired towards southern Israel.
Israel evacuated its southern towns of Kissufim and Ein HaShlosha early on Friday morning, minutes after the four-day ceasefire came into effect.