”It took me 10 years to be ready for this. I’ve got a pretty good foundation of friends and family that will always keep me grounded no matter what. But I don’t think I would have been ready for it 10 years ago. So I’m really happy with the way it worked out. You need to learn how to do this. You need to learn how to keep your cool, learn how to be a leader on set, learn how to act. F—-, I still know I’ve got a ton to learn. It’s all a learning experience. I’m going to school every day.” [x]

standwithpalestine:

UN spokesman Chris Guinness breaks down talking about Israel’s genocide of Palestinians

Mr Gunness, a former BBC reporter now working for the UN’s Relief and Works Agency, had spent the day examining evidence and describing yet another attack on one of its sites.

Israeli tank shells had slammed into a school sheltering some 3,300 homeless Gazans, killing 16 refugees - including children - and staff, provoking world wide horror.

Mr Gunness condemned the attack, ending: “The rights of Palestinians - even their children - are wholesale denied. And it’s appalling.”

For a moment, he keeps his cool. He blinks hard and looks relieved the interview has ended.

He squeezes out a brief thank you to his interviewer, saying “My pleasure” in a shaky voice.

Then it is all too much. He presses his hand to his eyes and breaks into sobs.

A colleague rushes to comfort him as the camera is pushed away, while the sound of wailing anguish grows.

(via The Telegraph)