UN Special Rapporteur on Palestine Francesca Albanese slams Australian journalists for their bias on Israel's attack on Gaza
Israel is carrying out a televised repeat of the 1948 'Nakba' "on our watch" and the UN is "experiencing its most epic political and humanitarian failure since its creation", according to the UN's top expert on Palestine.
Speaking to the National Press Club in the Australian capital Canberra yesterday, UN Special Rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territories Francesca Albanese accused Western nations of "muttering" condemnation of Israel - or staying silent as its forces kill more than 11,400 Palestinians in Gaza, almost 5,000 of which are children, since aggressions escalated on 7 October.
However, Albanese's most pointed criticism was directed towards the media, which she said was often "manipulative" and had contributed to the dehumanisation of Palestinians.
Here's what she said in response to two questions from journalists at the Australian offshoot of the Guardian and Sky News.