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Hamas tunnel discovered underneath UNRWA school - Gaza - 10 June 2017

A Hamas terrorist tunnel was discovered under a school in Gaza run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine (UNRWA), Israeli media reported on Friday.
The tunnel was discovered a week and a half ago, according to the reports.
The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, confirmed the discovery of the tunnel in a post on his Facebook page in Arabic.
“The tunnel was discovered underneath a school for boys in Al-Maazi…It is clear that the entire Arab world understands that it is the Hamas terror organization that destroys Gaza and eliminates any chance of a good future for Gazans,” wrote Mordechai.
Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon reacted harshly to the revelation of the existence of the terror tunnel.
“This tunnel verifies what we have always know, that the cruelty of Hamas knows no bounds as they use the children of Gaza as human shields. Instead of UN schools serving as centers of learning and education, Hamas has turned them into terror bases for attacks on Israel,” said Ambassador Danon.
This case follows a number of incidents exposed recently of ties between UNRWA personnel and the terrorists of Hamas. Ambassador Danon called on the Secretary General and the Security Council to intervene to ensure the implementation of strict oversight over the UN body.
“The UN must act immediately to ensure that their structures and institutions are not being used to harbor the terror infrastructure of Hamas,” Ambassador Danon concluded.
Hamas has been busily reconstructing its terror tunnel network breaching into Israeli territory which was targeted by Israel during the 2014 counterterror Operation Protective Edge.
A senior Israeli security official estimated several months ago that the terror group continues to dig 10 kilometers in tunnels leading into Israel per month.
Digging a tunnel underneath a building used as a school is nothing new for Hamas, which regularly uses civilians as human shields and hides rocket launchers in places such as schools and soccer fields.
During the 2014 counterterrorism Operation Protective Edge, Hamas rockets were discovered inside an UNRWA school building.
Likewise, a booby-trapped UNRWA clinic was detonated, killing three IDF soldiers. Aside from the massive amounts of explosives hidden in the walls of the clinic, it was revealed that it stood on top of dozens of terror tunnels, showing how UNRWA is closely embedded with Hamas.

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Kal Penn donates $25K to Palestinian refugees after ‘MasterChef Celebrity Showdown’ win

  • On Monday’s MasterChef Celebrity Showdown, Kal Penn reigned as champion, winning $25,000 to donate to a charity of his choice. 
  • Penn used the prize money to support Palestinian refugees in Syria through the United Nations Relief and Work Agency USA.
  • The UNRWA is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to providing humanitarian assistance to Palestinian refugees all over the Middle East. Read more

Just when you think you are safe…No, you aren’t.
IOF knows, media knows, we know that these UN schools and shelters had nothing to do with Hamas. Still IOF goes on bombing them and killing hundreds of innocent children and the only thing you can see on the media is “more terrorists killed - Israel extends operation protective edge”…what TERRORISTS?! If I was born in Gaza, would you count me as a terrorist?

anonymous asked:

Some of my friends are not very keen with refugees. They think the (Assyrian)refugees should fight the wars for their country's sake. Some aren't aware that there is a UN conference proceedings in 1951and 1967 that countries taking on refugees is basing their actions on or that as part of the EU there are some responsibilities a country need to take. How can I go about building a strong case to get them to seriously and objectively analze the issue?

You can start by familiarizing yourself with the work of organizations dedicated to assisting refugees like UNHCR, and other UN agencies like UNRWA, UNESCO, UNOPS, UNDP and UNICEF, or NGOs, like Save the Children, the International Refugee Committee or the Norwegian and Danish Refugee Council. Given the particular character of refugees as people who lack the protection of their own countries, the High Commissioner for Refugees & UNHCR was established as a legal entity to mediate on their behalf. Refugees are in many cases the most marginalized groups in our society so it’s vital that we break that isolation and build meaningful connections. By learning more about refugees’ experiences, your friends can also learn to relate to refugees as friends, colleagues and valuable members of our communities.   

It’s essential to build both an intellectual and moral case for the world to act because Education Cannot Wait!

UN secretary-general: 'Denial of Israel's right to exist is antisemitism' - 4 June 2017

“Denial of Israel’s right to exist is antisemitism,“ declared United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at a meeting with senior officials of the Simon Weisenthal Center (SWC).
The meeting took place at the UN headquarters in New York, according to an SWC press release sent out on Tuesday.
The topics discussed with Guterres included countering growing antisemitism in Europe, blocks hampering the Middle East peace process, and ending the demonization of Israel by certain UN agencies.
Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, told Guterres that Hamas and their continuing terrorist activities are the major roadblocks to peace rather than settlements. Guterres is against Israeli settlement-building in the West Bank.
Guterres said that he is strongly committed "to not allowing the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to be instrumentalized” in the future by Hamas, acknowledging the group’s use of the UN presence in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge.
Criticizing campaigns to delegitimize the historic connections between the land of Israel and the Jewish people like UNESCO’s decision in May which disavowed Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem, Guterres said that “history must be respected. Jerusalem is a holy city for three religions.”
Guterres is seen as friendly toward Israel. He visited Israel in 1993 as secretary-general of the Portuguese Socialist Party and leader of Portugal’s opposition.
Guterres’ interpreter when he came, Avraham “Moshka” Hatzamri, was one of the heads of the Labor Party’s international department at the time.
He said Guterres had a good sense of humor and always spoke favorably of the Jewish state.
“He proved to be a true friend of Israel, and we always received his support on the Middle East Committee of the Socialist International,” Hatzamri wrote in his memoirs.
He met with then-foreign minister Shimon Peres and then-industry and trade minister Micha Harish.
Following the visit, Guterres remained in close contact with Peres and former prime minister Ehud Barak, who both served under him in top posts in the Socialist International. Peres and Barak paid official visits to him in Portugal during their respective terms as prime minister, while he served as Portuguese prime minister.

anonymous asked:

Hi! Thanks so much for your post about Syria. Do you have advice for how we can speak up for Syria? I don't really know who to contact or how. Congress? Activists? Newspapers? Where can my voice actually catch someone's ear? (and ideally, is there any way to help without using a phone? socially anxious/voice dysphoric/hard of hearing people would really appreciate it.) Thank you! <3

of course <3 

here’s a list of things you can do, put together by the syrian solidarity committee;

• Support humanitarian efforts. You can donate, volunteer your team, expertise, etc to support on the ground non-profits The need is large. Some that you can support: Karam Foundation, NuDay Syria, Syrian American Medical Society, Syrian Civil Defence, UNRWA

• Support Syrian groups reporting on war crimes (Some examples: Violations Documentation Center, Syrian Network for Human Rights)
• Sign the Need for Accountability and Justice from Manbij to Ghouta to Aleppo statement

• If your country is involved in airstrikes against Syria, call on your leaders to stop

• Arrange film screenings in your local community to educate people about the revolution and subsequent crises. Some examples: RETURN TO HOMS, BORDER, THE SUFFERING GRASSES, WE CAN GO THERE NOW MY DEAR, THE JOURNEY FROM SYRIA, OUR TERRIBLE COUNTRY, STREETS OF FREEDOM, SYRIA: SNAPSHOTS OF HISTORY IN THE MAKING

• Read BURNING COUNTRY. Either by yourself or in a reading group

• Follow informed, principled people on Twitter to stay up to date on current events. For a list: https://twitter.com/ramahkudaimi/lists/syria

• Do you work on prisoners, abolition, torture? Make the link with Syrian prisoners and highlight the plight of Syrian prisoners

• Push local media to run stories that actually feature Syrians

• Challenge problematic coverage on Syria

• Invite and host Syrians to speak at your events about Syria

• Commemorate significant massacres and hold space for Syrians to mourn (Houla: May 25; Baniyas: May 3; August 25; Ghouta: August 21 (to list a few))

• Are you a Palestine organizer? Make the link to right of return with Palestinian refugees in Syria

• Advocate strongly for refugees protection

• Advocate strongly against the creation of new refugees. This means holding Russia and Iran accountable in your discourse and narrative as well.

• Work with Syrian solidarity groups to help push for accountability. And if you come from an experienced background, help them to develop these plans. After all, isn’t that what true solidarity is?

• Support independent Syrian journalists. Independent Syrian journalists are under attack from all sides. Support them by amplifying their voices, stories, efforts. Find ways to support them fiscally. Donate to organizations that support persecuted journalists.

• Are you a fluent Arabic and English speaker? Volunteer with the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP). You can conduct interviews with Syrian and Iraqi asylees seeking legal assistance to come to the US via Skype.

also here’s a list published by idress ahmad that i hope you find useful as well

1. Write to your representative and demand urgent action to protect civilians. Support the politicians who are sympathetic. Persuade those who are on the fence.

2. Write to the media to register your concerns.
3. Join the various vigils and solidarity marches currently being organised around the world.

4. Protest Russian and Iranian diplomatic outposts since they are the key actors with the capacity to halt the slaughter.

5. Use the marches and vigils as opportunities to meet likeminded people, coordinate actions and amplify messages

6. Make good use of social media. Post photos, videos, messages from any event you attend. The symbolism is important. It also sends a signal to our friends that they aren’t alone.

7. Raise awareness. Follow the courageous Syrians reporting from the ground. Follow good journalists (Guardian’s coverage in particular is excellent; Channel 4’s “Inside Aleppo” series has been great). Follow human rights organisations like Amnesty and HRW for reliable reporting.

8. Avoid disinformation and treat conspiracism with contempt. Trust nothing that comes from media like RT and Press TV or embedded journalists like Patrick Cockburn and Robert Fisk.

9. Follow The Syria Campaign. They do invaluable work, provide reliable information, and issue frequent action points.

10. Finally, and most importantly, should someone try to draw a false equivalence between the regime and the people opposing it, just remind them of the balance of atrocities.

anonymous asked:

How are Palestinians treated badly by Arabs??

Yes Palestinians are treated badly by Arabs. The only Arab countries that treats Palestinians fairly (That I know of) are Yemen, Sudan, and Algeria.

I lived in Egypt for 5 years and witnessed/experienced some disgusting harassment, on the border between Gaza and Egypt we would be treated like a flock of sheep in a slaughterhouse and with government officials whenever we wanted to renew our residency permit in Egypt we had to bribe some so they won’t blackmail us by revoking our residency permit and post Mubarak Era whenever we visit Egypt and someone asked us about our nationality we lie and tell them we are Lebanese to avoid confrontation.

All Arab countries:

Palestinians are not allowed to become citizens of Arab countries, in accordance with Arab League Decree 1547 for 1959, “in order to preserve the Palestinian entity and Palestinian identity.” Even in Jordan they can no longer become citizens.

Palestinians face severe travel restrictions throughout the Arab world. They do not receive passports and their travel documents are only accepted by a few countries.

Palestinians cannot vote or run for office in national elections.

Children born to Palestinians do not get citizenship in their host countries, violating Article 7 of the

Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Jordan:

1967: Jordan refused to allow Gazans who came after the Six Day War to become Jordanian citizens.

Today some 165,000 Palestinians in Jordan cannot become citizens and get no government services.

1970: 3500-5000 Palestinians killed and 20,000 Palestinians expelled, their camps demolished, in the Black September events.

1988: Jordan revoked citizenship for millions of West Bank Palestinians as they declared “independence.” As usual, this move was justified as being for their own good.

2010: Jordan continued to revoke citizenship for thousands more Palestinians

2012: Jordan passed an electoral law that effectively limits the number of Palestinian members of Parliament to less than 10%

2013: Jordan places Palestinian refugees from Syria in special camps that they cannot leave, separate from other refugees, and turns hundreds or thousands back to Syria.

2014: Palestinians who are citizens are still denied equal rights in the military, and on getting college scholarships and being admitted to some public universities, among other areas.

Egypt:

1948: Placed all Palestine refugees that reached Egypt into camps, forced men to go back to Palestine to fight.

1949: Expelled all Palestinian from Egyptian camps into Gaza. Very few Palestinian Arabs were left in Egypt.

1950: Egypt refused any UNRWA presence on its territory, relegating it to Gaza.

1949 - 1956: Any Palestinians in Egypt were barred from schooling and employment.

2013: Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria

placed into jail as they try to enter Egypt

2013-now: Egypt has effectively closed the Rafah border with Gaza, even limiting hospital patients from traveling, effectively imprisoning 1.7 million Gazans.

Lebanon:

1950-58: Would only issue one-way travel documents for Palestinians to leave the country

1962: Palestinians classified as “foreigners”: 73 job categories banned for Palestinians until 2010; now there are “only” 50 jobs off limits. They are still banned from working as physicians, journalists, pharmacists or lawyers.They are not permitted to build new houses or own property, or even to repair their homes. 

Martial law imposed on refugee camps. Army stops people from entering and exiting.

Limitations on schools for Palestinian “foreigners” Not allowed to live outside refugee camps, which in turn are not allowed to grow. Population of camps is now triple capacity. 

Palestinians not allowed to create organizations.

1975-78: At least 5000 Palestinians killed in Lebanese civil war

1985-88: Thousands killed in “War of the Camps”

1995: Law prohibiting Palestinians from entering country without a visa; and visas weren’t issued. Those expelled from Gulf states could not return to Lebanon. (Law repealed in 1999.)

2005: Specific laws prohibiting foreigners who are not “nationals of a recognized state” - Palestinians - from owning property. Those who owned it previously cannot pass it to their children.

2007: 31,000 Palestinians homeless because while Lebanese Army destroyed Nahr el Bared camp

2013: Some 50,000 refugees from Syria treated differently from other Syrian refugees; expensive temporary short-term visas effectively make them criminals

2013: Lebanon starts turning some Palestinian Syrian refugees away at the border

Kuwait:

1991: 400,000 Palestinians

were harassed and forced out of the country.

Libya:

1994-5: Expelled 30,000 Palestinians, dismissed many from their jobs and confiscated their houses

Arab countries refused to take in the new refugees. Hundreds were stranded in the desert or the sea. Eventually Libya allowed some to stay but kept threatening to expel them again. In the end about 15,000 were forced to go to Arab countries they had documents for, Gulf countries, and Western nations.

2011: Palestinians were forced to pay a special tax of $1550.

2012: Many Palestinians lost their homes as properties were claimed by others in the wake of the revolution and the collapse of the judicial system.

2014: Banned Palestinians from entering in what is billed as a temporary move, because they say Palestinians are involved in terror groups.

Iraq:

2005: After Saddam Hussein lost power, Palestinians in Iraq were subjected to

abduction, hostage-taking, killing and torture

from armed groups. Politicians derided them. About

15,000

were forced to leave Iraq. Thousands were stranded in camps in the desert between Iraq and Syria, where no Arab country would allow them to enter.

Qatar:

1994: Refused to grant Palestinians work visas.

Syria:

1970: Palestinians cannot vote, cannot run for office, cannot own farmland, cannot own more than one property..

2005-2008: Syria did not allow thousands of Palestinian Arab refugees fleeing from Iraq to enter the country.

2012-today: Some

2000 Palestinians killed so far in Syria’s war. About 50 have starved to death as forces cut off all food and water to the Yarmouk camp.

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Hamas terrorist tunnel discovered underneath UN funded school in Gaza

10 June 2017

A Hamas terrorist tunnel was discovered under a school in Gaza run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine (UNRWA).

The tunnel was discovered a week and a half ago, according to media reports.

The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, confirmed the discovery of the tunnel in a post on his Facebook page in Arabic.

“The tunnel was discovered underneath a school for boys in Al-Maazi…

It is clear that the entire Arab world understands that it is the Hamas terror organization that destroys Gaza and eliminates any chance of a good future for Gazans,” wrote Mordechai.

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon reacted harshly to the revelation of the existence of the terror tunnel.

“This tunnel verifies what we have always know, that the cruelty of Hamas knows no bounds as they use the children of Gaza as human shields.

Instead of UN schools serving as centers of learning and education, Hamas has turned them into terror bases for attacks on Israel,” said Ambassador Danon.

This case follows a number of incidents exposed recently of ties between UNRWA personnel and the terrorists of Hamas.

Ambassador Danon called on the Secretary General and the Security Council to intervene to ensure the implementation of strict oversight over the UN body.

“The UN must act immediately to ensure that their structures and institutions are not being used to harbor the terror infrastructure of Hamas,” Ambassador Danon concluded.

Hamas has been busily reconstructing its terror tunnel network breaching into Israeli territory which was targeted by Israel during the 2014 counterterror Operation Protective Edge.

A senior Israeli security official estimated several months ago that the terror group continues to dig 10 kilometers in tunnels leading into Israel per month.

Digging a tunnel underneath a building used as a school is nothing new for Hamas, which regularly uses civilians as human shields and hides rocket launchers in places such as schools and soccer fields.

During the 2014 counterterrorism Operation Protective Edge, Hamas rockets were discovered inside an UNRWA school building.

Likewise, a booby-trapped UNRWA clinic was detonated, killing three IDF soldiers.

Aside from the massive amounts of explosives hidden in the walls of the clinic, it was revealed that it stood on top of dozens of terror tunnels, showing how UNRWA is closely embedded with Hamas.

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Let’s talk about Rania Al Abdullah the queen of Jordan and a few of her accomplishments 

-Launched a public/private initiative aimed at refurbishing 500 of Jordan’s public schools over a five year period

-Developed “The Jordan river Children Program” which places children’s welfare above political agendas and cultural taboos

-Worked alongside Nelson Mandela to improve welfare for children and spent time working hands-on with kids in South Africa to help encourage literacy 

-Wrote several children’s books including a 2010 New York Times Best Seller

-Named UNICEF’s first Eminent Advocate for Children in 2007

-Is a vocal speaker and activist for feminism

-Became the Honorary Global Chair of the United Nations Girl’s Education Initiative in 2009

-Wrote this excerpt encouraging women all over the world to step up and play a more dominant role in society and politics 

-Is an active advocate of “Girl Up”, a UN campaign focused on educating, empowering, and protecting millions of girls around the world

-Outspoken in her support for Palestine and Palestinian refugees through her support of “UNRWA”

-Helps break down stereotypes and prejudice against the Middle East and Islam in general 

-Has been very active in social media for many years and believes in the future of creating social change through online interaction 

anonymous asked:

What's wrong with Israel?

literally everything? “”israel“” is the stolen land of palestine? “”israel“” kills thousands of people, most of them civilians (a lot of them are children), they demolish people’s homes, imprison the innocent. palestians’ movements are restricted by the israelis. palestinians literally have no human rights or whatsoever?

here are some statistics:

“The majority of these [Palestinian] children were killed and injured while going about normal daily activities, such as going to school, playing, shopping, or simply being in their homes. Sixty-four percent of children killed during the first six months of 2003 died as a result of Israeli air and ground attacks, or from indiscriminate fire from Israeli soldiers.”

- Catherine Cook

“With no shooting from the Palestinian side, and often little or no use of tear gas to disperse the protests, Israeli soldiers have repeatedly fired live ammunition into unarmed crowds.”

- Shoot to Maim

“Since the October War in 1973, Washington has provided Israel with a level of support dwarfing the amounts provided to any other state. It has been the largest annual recipient of direct U.S. economic and military assistance since 1976 and the largest total recipient since World War ll. Total direct U.S. aid to Israel amounts to well over $140 billion in 2003 dollars. Israel receives about $3 billion in direct foreign assistance each year, which is roughly one-fifth of America’s entire foreign aid budget. In per capita terms, the United States gives each Israeli a direct subsidy worth about $500 per year. This largesse is especially striking when one realizes that Israel is now a wealthy industrial state with a per capita income roughly equal to South Korea or Spain.”

- John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt
“The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy”

“Aside from the core issues—refugees, Jerusalem, borders—the major themes reflected in the U.N. resolutions against Israel over the years are its unlawful attacks on its neighbors; its violations of the human rights of the Palestinians, including deportations, demolitions of homes and other collective punishments; its confiscation of Palestinian land; its establishment of illegal settlements; and its refusal to abide by the U.N. Charter and the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War.”

- Donald Neff

“Since the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory in 1967, more than 800,000 Palestinians have been detained under Israeli military orders in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). This number constitutes approximately 20 percent of the total Palestinian population in the oPt and as much as 40 percent of the total male Palestinian population… 8,000 Palestinian children have been arrested since 2000.”

- Addameer

“Any humanitarian looking at the sheer number of innocent civilians who have lost their homes can only condemn Israel’s house demolition policy as a hugely disproportionate military response by an occupation army… It is a policy that creates only hardship and bitterness, and in the end can only undermine hope for future reconciliation and peace.”

- Peter Hansen, Commissioner General of UNRWA

“Roughly 30,000 Gazans lost jobs because of last summer’s July-August conflict, according to Frode Mauring, the U.N. Development Program’s special representative for Gaza and the West Bank. The war cost Gaza $200 million in economic losses, causing the Palestinian economy to contract for the first time since 2006, the International Monetary Fund said in late January.”

- Huffington Post

these statistics were last updated on june 26th, 2015
source: (x)

last year, on july 8th, israel attacked gaza for 50 days straight
here are some statistics:

palestinians killed: 2139
palestinian children killed: 490
israeli soldiers killed: 64
israeli civilians killed: 6
israeli children killed: 1
palestinians wounded: 11000
palestinian children wounded: 3000
gaza residents displaced: up to 500000
homes destroyed in gaza: 20000

source: (x)

and if you want to know more about the attack on gaza last year you should read this

here’s some articles about israelis watching gaza being attacked as if it’s a movie night: (x), (x) and (x)

now let’s also watch a lil video about what israelis are teaching their children:

- mariam

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Infographic by Michal Vexler: “Divide and Conquer. The Palestinian people may share one national identity, but they are divided by Israel into several different citizenship categories, each one with a different set of rights and restrictions:

  • Israel: Palestinians living within the ‘48 borders. Full Israeli citizenship. Vote for parliament, freedom of movement, equal rights under law, de-facto discrimination. Population: 1,413,500.
  • East Jerusalem: Palestinians living in Jerusalem neighborhoods conquered in 1967. Israeli residency, no citizenship. De-facto discrimination, freedom of movement, no right to repatriate after leaving Israel. 208,000.
  • West Bank: Palestinians living in area conquered in 1967. No citizenship, subject to martial law. Restricted freedom of movement. Discrimination by law. 2,361,000.
  • Gaza Strip: Palestinians living in Gaza Strip. No citizenship, under siege, separated from other Palestinians. 1,562,000
  • Refugees: Palestinians who were exiled in 1948 and their descendants, living mostly in Jordan, others in Lebanon and Syria - 436,000. Registered as refugees with UNRWA, and have no citizenship - 487,000. 1,980,000 [total].

Spatial Separation:

  • Refugees: Some people in this category were born in Palestine, but their return to their land, even for a visit, is rigorously denied.
  • Palestinians with Israeli citizenship/residency: Like their Jewish counterparts, they enjoy freedom of movement in the entire area controlled by Israel apart from the Gaza Strip, from which they are banned, even if they are journalists. In addition, they are prohibited by law from visiting enemy states, namely - the vast majority of the Middle East.
  • Palestinians in the West Bank: Their freedom of movement is restricted even inside the West Bank: access to settlement areas, the Jordan Valley and vast areas in Area C (making up 60% of the West Bank) is scrutinized and subject to a complex permit system. The only way they can go abroad is by driving to Jordan through Israeli-controlled border crossings.
  • Residents of Gaza: The Gaza Strip is under siege. Palestinians living in this area are completely prevented from leaving it - including into the West Bank, Egypt (due to agreements between Egypt and Israel), and the Mediterranean Sea, beyond a 5.5-km-wide fishing strip.” 

UN spokesman Chris Guinness breaks down talking about Israel’s genocide of Palestinians

Mr Gunness, a former BBC reporter now working for the UN’s Relief and Works Agency, had spent the day examining evidence and describing yet another attack on one of its sites.

Israeli tank shells had slammed into a school sheltering some 3,300 homeless Gazans, killing 16 refugees - including children - and staff, provoking world wide horror.

Mr Gunness condemned the attack, ending: “The rights of Palestinians - even their children - are wholesale denied. And it’s appalling.”

For a moment, he keeps his cool. He blinks hard and looks relieved the interview has ended.

He squeezes out a brief thank you to his interviewer, saying “My pleasure” in a shaky voice.

Then it is all too much. He presses his hand to his eyes and breaks into sobs.

A colleague rushes to comfort him as the camera is pushed away, while the sound of wailing anguish grows.

(via The Telegraph)