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Moshe Feiglin: ‘Glad it was Beirut and not Tel Aviv’

Former MK Moshe Feiglin responded to the outrage over his celebration of the deadly explosion which occurred in Beirut, Lebanon yesterday.

Zehut Party Chairman and former MK Moshe Feiglin published on Wednesday a Facebook post celebrating a massive explosion in the port of Beirut in Lebanon, which left at least a hundred people dead and injured thousands, and called it “a spectacular pyrotechnics show.”

“In honor of [Tu B’Av – the Jewish holiday of love which took place on Tuesday and Wednesday], we got a “spectacular pyrotechnics show” in the port of Beirut,” wrote the former firebrand politician.

A Lebanese soldier, right, checks injured men who sit inside an umbulance at the explosion scene that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Massive explosions rocked downtown Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

“If it was us, and I hope it was us, then we should be proud of it, and with that we will create a balance of terror. By avoiding saying it’s us – we are putting ourselves on the dark side of morality,” Feiglin said in an interview with Radio 103FM.

“We are all allowed to rejoice that it exploded in the port of Beirut and not in Tel Aviv,” he added.

The controversy erupted after Feiglin wrote a post on Facebook celebrating the explosion and noting that it took place just prior to the start of the Jewish festival of Tu B’Av.

“You don’t really believe that this was some messy fuel warehouse, yeah? Do you understand that this hell was supposed to fall on us as a rain of missiles?!” wrote Feiglin.

“I have some experience with explosives. The largest explosion I took part in was 2.5 tons of TNT.

What we saw yesterday at the Port of Beirut was much bigger. The destructive effect (without the radiation) was like a nuclear bomb.”

“I have been warning for years that the withdrawal from Lebanon and the new strategic balance against Hezbollah inserted Israel into a balance of terror that is equivalent to a nuclear bomb by the terrorist organization on our northern border,” he wrote.

“Today is Tu B’Av, a day of joy, and a true and huge thank you to G-d and all the geniuses and heroes really (!) who organized for us this wonderful celebration in honor of the day of love,” Feiglin’s post concluded.

Header: EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A medic tends to the injuries of a woman outside a hospital following an explosion in the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 4, 2020. – Two huge explosion rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut, wounding dozens of people, shaking buildings and sending huge plumes of smoke billowing into the sky. Lebanese media carried images of people trapped under rubble, some bloodied, after the massive explosions, the cause of which was not immediately known. (Photo by IBRAHIM AMRO / AFP)

Source: Arutz Sheva