Flashback to early March 2018: When the Skripal affair broke out in the U.K., the Kremlin was accused without evidence of poisoning double agent Peter Skripal and his daughter Yulia, with the deadly novichok nerve gas.
Pressured by London and Washington, more than twenty Western countries ordered the expulsion of more than 100 Russian diplomats. In the meantime the Skripals have fully recovered. Nobody was killed.
This week, 61 killed and over 770 wounded: Palestinian civilians were targeted by IDF snipers with live ammunition.
Double standards is an understatement: Not a single Western country has sofar ordered the expulsion of Israeli diplomats in protest over the mass killings of Palestinian civilians by IDF snipers, including children.
A crime against humanity under international law is casually dismissed.
“Israel has the right to defend itself”, says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
No UN member “would act with more restraint than Israel has.” said US Ambassador to the UN Nicki Halley.
These statements are tantamount to the endorsement of crimes against humanity.
And the corporate media applauds.
While the Skripal affair was the object of extensive (invariably biased) coverage largely with a view to upholding Theresa May’s baseless accusations against Russia, the reports pertaining to the Gaza killings largely uphold the notion that “Israel has the right to defend itself”. The broader issue of crimes against humanity under international law is barely mentioned.
Here are the some of the 61 Palestinians killed by IDF snipers, who, according to Donald Trump have been attacking Israel.
1. Laila Anwar Al-Ghandoor, 8 months old
2. Ezz el-din Musa Mohamed Alsamaak, 14 years old
3. Wisaal Fadl Ezzat Alsheikh Khalil, 15 years old
4. Ahmed Adel Musa Alshaer, 16 years old
5. Saeed Mohamed Abu Alkheir, 16 years old
For the complete list of Palestinians killed click here