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How the Gaza massacre exposed international cowardice

As Palestinians were getting killed in Gaza, political leaders around the world switched to their usual doublespeak.

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Palestinian demonstrators run from tear gas fired by Israeli forces during a protest marking the 70th anniversary of the Nakba in the southern Gaza Strip [Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters]

Cowardice.


7 Tuntutan Kedaulatan Islam

No other word suffices. No other word captures the signature essence of diplomats – from Canada, the United Nations, Europe – and their obscene, code-word-laced responses to the massacre of Palestinians, including an eight-month-old child.

When the shocking, sprawling human carnage that revealed itself in Gaza on Monday demanded an unequivocal denunciation of the state-sanctioned murder of innocent children, women and men, predictably, they equivocated. 

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