Arrogance and deception overflow as oppressors pose as the oppressed
Israel’s representative to the United Nations has accused UN Relief Agency (UNWRA) workers of being Hamas member, exposing the towering arrogance of Israel yet again.
In an unhinged rant at the UN, as the appalled World Health Organisation head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus listened stony-faced to the smearing of murdered health and school workers, Gilad Erdan told the UN that ‘many’ UNWRA workers – Israel has killed over one hundred in just a month, with many more missing and presumed dead – are members of the organisation and then went on to insist that ‘UN facts’, ‘Hamas facts’, ‘journalist facts’, anyone’s facts but Israel’s ‘facts’, are lies and deception:
Israel, in fact, has repeatedly attempted to deceive the public about its bombings of hospitals, including apparently faking audio and reversing video clips to make missiles appear to be coming from Gaza instead of Israel – and has refused to allow journalists to monitor its activities in Gaza unless they surrender all their footage for approval first.
And Erdan’s claim that Palestinian journalists knew about Hamas’s attack on 7 October and accompanied Hamas operatives on their raid into Israel is a farce. The Egyptian and other regional governments have said that they warned Israel in advance about the attack, yet Israel did nothing and allowed Gazan fighters to break through its notorious border wall, despite its motion sensors and guard towers.
Erdan and his delegation have taken to wearing yellow stars to the UN to portray themselves as victims – a gross insult to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust – instead of the occupying oppressors and perpetrators of war crimes, ethnic cleansing and apartheid.
UNWRA’s workers in Gaza that have been killed by Israel have been medics, teachers, engineers and others providing desperately needed humanitarian aid in schools and hospitals. Israel has repeatedly bombed those and other schools and hospitals despite knowing they were packed with civilians seeking shelter as well as the sick and wounded. Around forty journalists have also been killed, while others have seen their whole family blown apart.
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