Israel’s behaviour in the last four months is as paradoxical as it is deeply disturbing.
By preventing international journalists from entering Gaza and murdering the Palestinian journalists on the ground who are documenting Israel's crimes, Israel may hope to prevent the accumulation of evidence that could be used against them in international courts or tribunals – such as South Africa's genocide case at the ICJ.
But for each journalist that Israel kills, there exists countless videos of Israeli politicians openly calling for genocide and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people or Israeli soldiers bragging about their war crimes on TikTok.
At first, this paradox may be hard for some to wrap their head around.
But for those intimately familiar with the culture of Zionism, and how it has effectively managed to enjoy an exceptional amount of impunity, awarded to it by Western governments and institutions, it makes sense. Ahmed Shihab-Eldin explains more.
This is the first video in a new series of opinion videos with Ahmed looking deeper into issues surrounding Palestine/Israel and the war on Gaza Further reading.
Producer & presenter: Ahmed Shihab-Eldin
Executive producer & editor: Alexander Durie