According to Chris Guiness, a spokesman for UNRWA, Israel killed more innocent people after the UN organisation “asked the IDF for time to evacuate civilians, which was not given”. In this particular slaughter 15 Palestinians were killed and 200 injured. Elsewhere in Gaza the mass murder continues and the Palestinian death toll is now approaching 800. These are the statistics and it is difficult not to envisage the reality behind those figures when we read that among the dead at the school today is a mother and her one-year-old baby. Nevertheless, this is “just” one more dead mother and “just” one more dead baby and, while our humanity might lead us to shedding a tear at the news, how many tears can we shed? The slaughter continues and even if we might want to empathize with those poor souls who are being butchered in Gaza we find ourselves returning to our live.
Then along comes the Israeli government spokesman, Mark Regev, and we have the added insult to our intelligence and it becomes almost personal for while our feelings might be reigned in by common sense and a sort of rational emotive approach to the tragedy, we now have someone who is not only devoid of the milk of human kind, but who apparently thinks that we are all incapable of any sort of cognitive processing and if that is not to be believed, then I insist that you watch the video attached to this post.