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Moment Jared Kushner says Gaza’s ‘waterfront property’ could be ‘VERY valuable’ as Trump’s son-in-law sparks ridicule

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THIS is the shocking moment Jared Kushner said “Gaza’s waterfront property could be very valuable” while talking about the Israel Hamas war.

Donald Trump’s son in law prompted a wave of criticism after discussing the Palestinian enclave which has been almost entirely destroyed in recent months.

Jared Kushner speaking at Harvard University where he made the controversial comments on Gaza

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Jared Kushner speaking at Harvard University where he made the controversial comments on GazaCredit: YouTube/@MiddleEastEye
Jared Kushner with wife Ivanka and father-in-law Donald Trump

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Jared Kushner with wife Ivanka and father-in-law Donald TrumpCredit: AFP
Much of Gaza looks like this following almost six months of aerial and land bombardment, taken on March 7

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Much of Gaza looks like this following almost six months of aerial and land bombardment, taken on March 7

Kushner, speaking at Harvard University, also said Israel should clear out any remaining Palestinian civilians sheltering there and “finish the job”.

“It’s a little bit of an unfortunate situation there, but from Israel’s perspective I would do my best to move the people out and then clean it up,” he said.

When asked about concerns that Gazans would not be able to return if they did leave, Kushner said: “I’m not sure there’s much of Gaza left at this point”.

Kushner also said he would “bulldoze something in the Negev”, a stretch of desert in Israel, and move Palestinians there.

“I think that’s a better option, so you can go in and finish the job.”

Since the Hamas massacre on October 7, Israeli forces have blitzed the Gaza Strip in an effort to destroy the terror group and its strongholds.

In the process, over 30,000 Palestinian people have been killed according to the enclave’s Hamas-run health ministry.

The UN has said more than three quarters of its population have been displaced and over a million are crammed into Rafah, a small slither of land near the border.

Eyes from all over the international community have been looking at Israel’s approach in the war-torn enclave.

Kushner, married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka, served as a senior foreign policy adviser to him during his 2016 – 2020 term as US President.

Just weeks ago he received an award for helping to “further the cause of peace in the Middle East”.

But his comments on Tuesday have sparked intense criticism from people accusing him of advocating for “ethnic cleansing”.

He told a Harvard professor: “Gaza’s waterfront property, it could be very valuable, if people would focus on building up livelihoods.

“If you think about all the money that’s gone into this tunnel network and into all the munitions, if that would have gone into education or innovation, what could have been done.”

Former US Senate worker Dylan Williams wrote on X after the comments: “Just days after the @ADL’s @JGreenblattADL gave him an award for “his record of policy work,” Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner openly advocates for the ethnic cleansing of Gaza.”

American Democratic commentator Lindy Li also wrote: “…Jared Kushner is eyeing Gaza for his next lux condo development.”

She also said Kushner had made “billions” from his relations with “Qatar & UAE”, who are both involved in mediation between Hamas and Israel amid the ongoing war.

Kushner, a former property dealer, also said a Palestinian state is a “super bad idea”.

Yesterday he wrote on X: “I expressed my dismay that the Palestinian people have watched their leaders squander decades of Western aid on tunnels and weapons rather than on improving their lives.

“I stand by this and believe the Palestinian people’s lives will improve ONLY when the international community and their citizenry start demanding accountability from their leadership.”

It comes as the UN warned on Monday that famine is imminent in Gaza and likely to have spread across the enclave by July.

They said famine levels have already been reached in the North, where Israeli forces began the ground operation last year.

Who is Jared Kushner?

JARED Kushner is married to Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka.

The real estate developer and investor worked as a senior White House adviser during Trump’s years in office.

He is the son of real estate developer, Charles Kushner, and was raised as an Orthodox Jew.

Kushner graduated from Harvard University in 2003 with a degree in sociology.

Kushner married Donald Trump’s eldest daughter, Ivanka, in 2009, after she converted to Judaism.

The couple lives in Washington DC.

They share three children – Arabella, born in 2018, Joseph, born in 2013, and son Theodore, born in 2016.

In 2017, he became the senior adviser to the President – his father-in-law.

Kushner’s portfolio ranged from crafting Middle East policy to tackling America’s opioid crisis and leading innovation efforts.

Since leaving the White House, Kushner founded Affinity Partners, a private equity firm that derives most of its funds from the Saudi government’s sovereign wealth fund, according to The New York Times.

He has a net worth that is estimated to be $800million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Palestinians wait for humanitarian aid to be dropped by air at a beach in Deir al Balah, February 27, 2024

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Palestinians wait for humanitarian aid to be dropped by air at a beach in Deir al Balah, February 27, 2024

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