Sarah Harris has broken down in tears on live television over Israel’s bombardment of Gaza where one child is killed every ten minutes.
The Project host choked up on Monday after a report from the conflict in the Middle East aired which highlighted the plight of Palestinian children caught in the firing line of the war between Israel and Hamas.
The death toll in Gaza since Hamas launched its wave of terror attacks on Israel on October 7 has exceeded 11,000 people, including over 4,500 children – the equivalent of one every ten minutes, according to the World Health Organisation.
‘It’s hard when you’ve got little kids as well,’ Harris said, her voice cracking with emotion.
The death toll in Gaza since Hamas launched its terrorist attack on Israel on October 7 has exceeded 11,000 people, including over 4,500 children – the equivalent of one every ten minutes, according to the World Health Organisation
‘It’s these beautiful kids and what they’re going through and of course there needs to be a ceasefire, but what happens after that?’
Harris clutched a tissue in her hands and wiped away tears as her co-host Waleed Aly ran through different global powers’ stances on calling for a ceasefire
‘But in the end I don’t see Israel complying with any of those requests or demands because for them this is just what has to be done,’ Aly said.
He said the impact went beyond the mere death toll.
‘It’s the toll on the living. Those stories of people who are having surgery without anesthetic, kids but also adults,’ Aly said.
Pictured: Palestinians evacuate a dead child from a building destroyed in the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip in Rafah on Sunday
A Palestinian man holds the body of his child next to others killed in the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip at Al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir Al-Balah on Sunday
‘Some of the stories of women who have given birth, caesarean sections without anesthetic and then on you go. Imagine the infection risk. There comes a point where – and clearly you are seeing the world edge towards this – where the world says “there has to be a different way”.’
But Harris, having recovered her composure, asked what would be done about Hamas.
‘Because these aren’t good guys,’ she said.
‘You don’t go into villages and massacre families in their beds so where do you go from there?
‘But this (the slaughter of children in Gaza) can’t keep happening because it’s just…it’s just, yeah. It can’t.’