While Craig is busy with non-blogging issues you’ll have to endure another niche post. I make no further apology - not that ‘endure’ and ‘niche post’ amount to an actual apology.
While our backs were turned - while my back was turned - ex-BBC employee and more recently ex UNRWA chief / honorary member of Hamas, Chris Gunness, has been busy ranting on Twitter!
Israel Hayom has also reported this bizarre poetic outburst.
Former UNRWA rep attacks Netanyahu in bizarre Christmas-themed Twitter rant
Chris Gunness, who left the UN's Palestinian refugee agency earlier this year, spent his Christmas eve writing holiday-themed parodies mocking Israel.
To the tune of ‘Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town’(?)
To Mr. Netanyahu
You better watch out, you better not cry
You better not pout, I’m telling you why,
The ICC is coming to town.
They know you’ve done some war crimes
They know you you’ve been corrupt,
They know you’ve sanctioned settlements
You are absolutely f*****.”
Next: a weird parody of Twas the night before Christmas apparently revelling in the gruesome punishments meted out by Hamas to collaborators-with-the-enemy.
Twas the night before Christmas, when all across The Strip
Not a Qasam Rocket crackled, under Israel’s tight grip.
Collaborators twitched as they hung in the air
On the lamp posts that glistened in Palestine Square
— Chris Gunness (@ChrisGunness) December 23, 2019
I wouldn’t normally bother to reiterate gossip about this person, but I couldn't resist when I saw that he went to the same school as Ian Hislop - at the same time!
“Gunness was born in 1959 in what was then the Crown Colony of Trinidad, part of the British West Indies. He was educated in England, initially at Ardingly College, before gaining a scholarship in 1979, to Oxford University. He was a contemporary of Ian Hislop at both institutions”
"He joined the BBC as a graduate trainee in 1982. During his 23-year career in broadcasting, he covered all the following roles: producer, studio manager, reporter, correspondent and anchor.
Here at ITBB we have written about him more than once. He treachery was particularly visible during one (or more) of Israel’s incursions into Gaza when he turned a blind eye to Hamas’s human shield type strategy of hiding weapons in UNRWA schools.
The most bonkers example of his erratic behaviour is his notorious emotional meltdown that can be seen in this post.
He really is one of the strangest individuals ever to have been on the BBC’s payroll.