Former US President Jimmy Carter has decried Israel’s recent offensive against Gaza, saying Netanyahu’s state has created a “humanitarian catastrophe” and that “war crimes” against civilians on both sides should be investigated.

In a joint comment piece penned with Ireland’s former President Mary Robinson, Carter, 89, argues that there is no “humane or legal justification” for Israel’s actions in the beleaguered Strip, stating that the IDF has “pulverized large parts of Gaza including thousands of homes, schools and hospitals”.



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When the national team get a bad result, they start to say there is a little bit too many black people, Muslim people and this kind of stuff.

I don’t like it. There is no point for me to play for this kind of country.

Cameroon’s World Cup left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto explains why he chose not to play for the French national team

Black and Muslim players are referred to as French when the team win but known only by their ethnicity and religion after a defeat.

(via thisiseverydayracism)