UN Rep Sobs in Interview Over Gaza Child Deaths
Chris Gunness: 'My heart is broken for those fragile lives'
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2014 11:14 AM CDT
Loading... Please wait

(Newser) – After analyzing evidence of missile attacks on Palestinian shelters in the Gaza Strip, United Nations spokesman Chris Gunness appeared in a live television interview with al-Jazeera to discuss the "appalling" impact the Israel-Gaza conflict is having on human lives. "The rights of Palestinians—even their children—are wholesale denied," he said, in reference to some 20 people killed by an Israeli attack on a UN-run school, the Washington Post reports. As the interview neared a close, however, the toll of the conflict became too much for the former BBC reporter, who, after getting out a quick "my pleasure" to his interviewer, broke into sobs, the Telegraph reports.

The Post notes that the attack on the school marks the sixth time a UN Relief and Works Agency site has been hit during this campaign. Afterward, Gunness himself tweeted the interview, noting, "There r times when tears speak more eloquently than words. Mine pale into insignificance compared with #Gaza's." He continued, tweeting "My heart is broken for those fragile lives" and "The humanity of the children of #Gaza should humble & shame us all." In the latest from the conflict, Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to destroy Hamas' tunnels "with or without a ceasefire."

View 4 images
More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
UN Rep Sobs in Interview Over Gaza Child Deaths is...
7%
0%
65%
5%
1%
22%
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Comments
Showing 3 of 75 comments
Veritas
Aug 1, 2014 11:20 AM CDT
This is what Hamas teaches there children: Nassur: “There won’t be any Jews or Zionists, if Allah wills. They’ll be erased.” Saraa: “Chased away.” Nassur: “And just like we will visit the Qaaba [in Mecca]… everyone will visit Jerusalem.” [Seven-year old Palestinian child on phone tells how his father, a member of the Hamas Al-Qassam Brigades, "died as a Shahid (Martyr)."] Nassur to child on phone: “What do you want to do to the Jews who shot your father?” Child on phone: “I want to kill them.” Saraa: “We don’t want to do anything to them, just expel them from our land.” Nassur: “We want to slaughter (Nidbah-hom) them, so they will be expelled from our land, right?” Saraa: “Yes. That’s right. We will expel them from our land using all means.” Nassur: “And if they don’t want [to go] peacefully, by words or talking, we’ll have to [do it] by slaughter.” (Shaht) [Al-Aqsa (Hamas) TV, Sept. 22, 2009 http://www.jihadwatch.org/2009/09/hamas-tv-show-teaches-kids-to-kill-jews
Bo Honk
Aug 1, 2014 9:38 AM CDT
Sobs out of guilt for allowing Hamas to store rockets in schools and hospitals.
homer1057
Jul 31, 2014 8:59 PM CDT
You know: I am amazed at how much people just donw about Israel, and the Muslims (or so-called palestinians- Palestine is the Land of Israel, so that name attached to Muslims doesn't exist for them) Here is what the KJV Bible says, meaning GOD-Jesus Christ said it: Jeremiah 31:35-37..basically says Israel will be there until the sun, moon and the stars cease to exist then he will let Israel will cease to exist! See also Jeremiah 4:26-28, Ezekial 11:1-21 For the conclusion! You really should need to read the Books of Jeremiah (the last prophet to Israel before they were taken away to babylon and warned, as the U.S.A. is now being warned) and Micah to malachi and SEE, GOD is NOT thru with Israel! IF He were, then why would he have said in Zechariah 12:10 KJV...and they shall look upon me who they have pierced...! This event will happen, but in the meantime, Islam is NOT an obstactle for God..HE hated Esau, and look what He did to him (a decendant of Ismael and islam) Malachi 1;2-3/Romans 9:13 (He laid the mans heritage waste) "Left Libby" YOU have "NO" idea what you are talking about, I'd suggest you read the above and see just how right i am and how wrong you are: however it does NOT have to be that way! there is nothing like a King James Bible to clear things up! OK!!! "STUDY"!!!