In a recent YouTube podcast interview, tech giant and owner of X, Elon Musk says that Israel should deal with its opponent with love and benevolent actions instead of force. He expressed his opinions while talking about the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza.
Israel is accused of indiscriminate bombings in Gaza which have killed more than 12,000 civilians in the recent ongoing conflict that started on October 7th, 2023.
Musk while disapproving of killings of civilians urged Israel to demonstrate “conspicuous acts of kindness” to show respect for humanitarian values.
Musk acknowledged that the ongoing conflict between Hamas and Israel is complex and multi-dimensional. He also said that Hamas’s attack on Israel on October 7th, 2023 was a deliberate attempt to trigger Israel for violent actions.
He, however, suggested that Israel should also show its humanitarian aspects like establishing mobile hospitals for injured civilians and allowing the transport of necessary goods like food and water to unarmed civilians.
He said that he does not deny the right of Israel to defend itself against Hamas, however, one must think about the impact of civilians being killed in the bombings by Israel. He posed a critical query: “For every Hamas member you kill, how many did you create?” Musk cautioned that actions such as the killing of children in Gaza could potentially lead to the recruitment of more Hamas members, perpetuating a destructive cycle of violence.
Elon Musk’s stance on the Israel-Hamas conflict aligns with his previous show of support for Gaza. In a recent announcement, Musk revealed that SpaceX’s Starlink would provide communication support during an internet shutdown in the region, with the intention of aiding internationally recognized aid organizations. However, this initiative faced opposition from Israel’s communication minister.
As the interview delved into the complexities of achieving long-term peace, Musk emphasized the need to evaluate the situation based on the number of terrorists being created over time.
X, formerly known as Twitter, has become the prime platform where Palestine has gathered major support. The platform is being widely used by journalists in Gaza to share the human catastrophe developing in Gaza. The Palestinian cause has gained widespread support on social media.