It’s not hard to tell which side MSNBC’s Joy Reid is regarding the conflict between Israel and Hamas over the Gaza Strip. During Tuesday’s edition of The Reid Report, she hammered the United States’s staunchest ally in the region over an attack on a United Nations elementary girls’ school that resulted in the deaths of 16 civilians — including several children — and injured more than 100 people.
During her “Reid Between the Lines” segment, the liberal host stated: “So far, the war in Gaza has left more than 1,800 Palestinians dead, the population equivalent to one hundred 9/11s — mostly civilians, and including women and hundreds of children — along with 67 Israelis, mostly soldiers.” She called these statistics a sign that “the U.N. is clearly not working.”
Reid began the segment by showing a video of Chris Gunnes, head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), sobbing uncontrollably over the deaths in the Jabalia school, which was under UN protection.
The scene then switched to Jan Eliasson, deputy secretary-general of the U.N., who said grimly: “Sometimes you run out of words. I was thinking on how to start this briefing, and I’m saying we have received with shock and dismay the news of the bombing this morning of a UN-designated shelter in a school.”