One new war takes the world’s focus away from old wars. One new misery makes folk forget old miseries. One new disease makes people forget old diseases. A new sorrow pushes out some of the sadness of old sorrows.
So it is that the world has largely forgotten about the misery, sorrow and other problems of which the people of Gaza are suffering. There has been a blockade of Gaza for eight years now, and it seems that humanity has no answer to stop people from fighting other than by killing them, oppressing them or making them suffer deprivations.
It is as though humanity seeks to cure an illness by inflicting and delivering a more terrible illness, or to remedy deafness by making a person blind.