The ex-wife of former prime minister Imran Khan, Jemima Goldsmith, recently brought attention to the startling number of children dying in Gaza in a post on her X account.
She departed from her earlier position of criticizing “both sides” and emphasized the parallel with the child deaths that occurred during the 14-year conflict in Iraq. The post emphasized how Israeli actions have resulted in an unprecedented number of child deaths in Gaza in just one month.
The number of children being killed in Gaza is unprecedented.— Jemima Goldsmith (@Jemima_Khan) December 11, 2023
Fewer children were killed in Iraq in 14 years of war (2008- 2022) than in one single month in Gaza.
The civilian death toll is significantly higher than in all the conflicts around the world during the C20th.…
She stated, “The number of children being killed in Gaza is unprecedented. Fewer children were killed in Iraq in the last 14 years of war (2008-2022) in one single month in Gaza.” Additionally, the post asserted that the civilian death toll resulting from conflicts between Israel. And Gaza surpasses that of all conflicts worldwide throughout the 20th century.
Jemima also rejected the terms “pro-Israel” and “pro-Palestine,” advocating for a more inclusive perspective. She noted the possibility of supporting Israel’s right to exist in safety while also championing Palestinian freedom. The argument was framed around the idea that these two positions are not only compatible but interdependent.
She has previously advocated for considering multiple perspectives in discussions related to the conflict. And now has explicitly expressed a commitment to addressing both antisemitism and Islamophobia. In an article published in The Independent. She highlighted her personal connections with individuals from both Muslim and Jewish communities. As the driving force behind engaging in a comprehensive and inclusive discussion on the matter.