In a speech in Jerusalem, Berlusconi said Israel's war against Hamas in Gaza last year was justified self-defense. But during a stop in the West Bank, he later explained this does not rule out sympathy for the war's victims. some 1,400 Palestinians were killed in the fighting.The Palestinian NGO Network is outraged and demands an apology for Berusconi's equating Gaza with Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
Berlusconi said, "Just as it's right to cry for the victims of the Shoah, it's right to show pain for what happened in Gaza." Shoah is the Hebrew word for Holocaust.
Just kidding! They are really demanding an apology for Berlusconi saying that Operation Cast Lead was a reaction to years of Palestinian Arab rocket attacks, and not for saying that it was a case of pure, naked, unjustified aggression meant to murder 1.5 million people.