Does one laugh or cry at the notion of Israel threatening to put Hamas leaders on trial for acts of terror?
Has the world forgotten the massacres of Sabra and Shatila? Who stood trial for that?
Israel commits acts of terror on a daily basis now: for one thing, there is the collective punishment of civilians, which is a war crime, by depriving Palestinians of electricity, food, medical supplies and walling them into a ghetto.
The world stands by doing nothing, as it did before. The US is cowardly beyond words, the EU is browbeaten.
We are witnessing an inexorable genocide of the Palestinians. We have learned nothing from history.
Yet again the greatly persecuted people of the Gaza Strip have been forced to endure an onslaught by the ultra-powerful Israeli war machine, exemplars of the art of disproportionality in the military field.
This cynical Israeli government, with an eye no doubt on the approaching elections, has shown utter contempt for the lives of the Palestinian people.
Is it not enough that these people, bereft of their own country and imprisoned in a tiny strip of land with the basic necessities of life drip-fed to them by their 'overseer', must now also see their hospitals collapse under the weight of the dead and wounded?
Yet again one is appalled by the inadequate response of the US to this excessive use of force and its refusal to criticise Israel and act as an impartial observer, and thereby grant to the oppressed some form of hope that future negotiations may lead to some positive outcome.
Over the past four years, Gazans have been subjected to a brutal economic blockade that has caused unemployment, poverty and childhood malnutrition.
Since its inception in 1948, Israel has carried out genocidal massacres, ethnic cleansing, home demolitions and collective punishment against Palestinians.
Gaza is on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe. How many Gazans should be killed before the world stops this holocaust in Gaza?