You’ve probably heard this story by now. . .
From the Washington Post:
The International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday that it had found at least 15 bodies and several children — emaciated but alive — in a row of shattered houses in the Gaza Strip and accused the Israeli military of preventing ambulances from reaching the site for four days.
You think my subject line was sacrilegious? Paul Woodward didn’t pull any punches either at War in Context with the heading to his link to the WaPo story: “Israel provides Palestinians with snacks as it takes massacre rest breaks.”
Meanwhile, the BBC reportered:
“This is a shocking incident,” Pierre Wettach, ICRC head for Israel and the Palestinian territories said in a statement.
“The Israeli military must have been aware of the situation but did not assist the wounded. Neither did they make it possible for us or the Palestinian Red Crescent to assist the wounded.”
Correspondents say the criticism is unusually strong, coming from an agency considered to be neutral.
What are the odds that even a story like this will make a dent in the hardened hearts of the Israeli administration, the outgoing and incoming US administrations, nor even the US congress?