Among the Israeli settlers living in H2, in the hardline Kiryat Arba settlement, is Israel’s far-right national security minister, Itamar Ben Gvir. On Thursday, Ben Gvir, who has personally overseen the distribution of thousands of new rifles to West Bank settlers since October 7th, said that Israel should take the same approach to the occupied territory that it was taking in Gaza, where more than 11,000 Palestinians have now been killed. “Containment will blow up in our faces,” Ben Gvir said, of the West Bank. “Just like it did in Gaza.”