The 81-year-old comedian, Joan Rivers, launched a furious rant outside a Los Angeles airport, saying said she has no sympathy for the plight of the Palestinians in Gaza, declaring they ‘deserve to be dead’.
‘When you declare war, you declare war,. They started it. We now don’t count who’s dead. You’re dead. You deserve to be dead. You started it. You started it. Don’t you dare make me feel sad about that.’
She then further attacked the Palestinian people for voting for Hamas in democratic elections.
‘You can’t get rid of Hamas, You have to say you do not recognise them, they are terrorists.They were re-elected by a lot of stupid people who don’t even own a pencil.’
When questioned further about the civilian victims, she added:
‘You were told to get out, you don’t get out, then you know you’re an idiot, and at least the ones that were killed were the ones with very low IQs.’
Rivers, the daughter of Russian-Jewish immigrants, later released a statement where she claimed her words were taken out of context, but that she stood behind what she had said.