Nov. 18: Clare Daly, who is an Irish member of the European Parliament (MEP) on Friday criticized European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen for not calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. So far Israeli bombardment has killed over 11,500 Palestinians, including 4,506 children and 3,027 women.
Daly, while addressing European Commission President, said, “A month has elapsed since the commencement of the unrelenting mass murder of Palestinians in Gaza. It’s not a spiral of violence, Von Der Leyen. Its genocide openly declared and carried out by the apartheid state of Israel.”
In her short and fiery speech, Daly added, “We can see starvation, bombing hospitals, ambulances, journalists, humanitarian routes and nearly 10,000 dead. A Palestinian child slaughtered every 10 minutes for a month. And, Von Der Leyen, answer to this graveyard for children is to tell Israel to avoid civilians. Be as targeted as you can. Well, that displays some neck. You can’t even call for it to stop. You can’t even call for a ceasefire. Well, of course you can’t, because these crimes against humanity are being carried out with your weapons in your name.”
Daly also reminded Von Der Leyen by saying, “When you stood with Israel a month ago and you said you’d stand with them now and in the days to come. So don’t come in here trying to wipe the blood off with belated concern. It’s not just Israel’s genocide, it’s yours and The Hague isn’t good enough for you.”
“Israel has spent a month pounding Gaza into rubble and filling the streets with children’s blood,” Daly wrote on X, quoting a post by Von der Leyen.