People Are Going Pretty Crazy For This Clip Of An Irish Senator's Speech About Gaza

The Irish senator called for an expulsion of the Israeli ambassador and condemned military attacks on schools in Gaza. "Israel's policy is shoot first and weep after," he said.

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Irish senator and civil rights activist David Norris gave an impassioned speech asking the cabinet to return to discuss the situation in Gaza, and calling for a boycott from goods that come from areas Israel is currently occupying.

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Norris added that he believed the Israeli ambassador should be expelled from the country. "He has his fingers in his ears all the time," he said.

"Shoot First, Weep Afterwards" David Norris Gives A Passionate Speech To The Senate About Gaza http://t.co/jAHYG5xr32

Her.ie@Herdotie

"Shoot First, Weep Afterwards" David Norris Gives A Passionate Speech To The Senate About Gaza http://t.co/jAHYG5xr32

6:40 PM - 02 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It didn't take long for someone to upload the video and for users to praise Norris for his "moving" speech.

A moving speech by Senator David Norris: "I'm not anti-Israeli or anti-semitic, I am pro-human rights" #Gaza http://t.co/TKY1og6jmK

Atekka Iqbal@_Atekka

A moving speech by Senator David Norris: "I'm not anti-Israeli or anti-semitic, I am pro-human rights" #Gaza http://t.co/TKY1og6jmK

8:04 PM - 05 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some people told others to share the video with their friends and family.

Senator David Norris' amazing speech should be shared far and wide: http://t.co/DsZmb8WZkV #GazaUnderAttack #BDS #ICC4Israel #Palestine

Iram Awan@Girl_Paradox

Senator David Norris' amazing speech should be shared far and wide: http://t.co/DsZmb8WZkV #GazaUnderAttack #BDS #ICC4Israel #Palestine

4:15 PM - 05 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But really it was already happening.

A friend told me about this. Senator David Norris gives great speech on #Gaza "Israel bombs first and weeps later": http://t.co/jmFryvQPbV

Michaela Wrann@MichaelaWrann

A friend told me about this. Senator David Norris gives great speech on #Gaza "Israel bombs first and weeps later": http://t.co/jmFryvQPbV

6:29 PM - 05 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And it was being shared by people who had probably never heard of the man before.

This is a must watch. An impassioned speech on #Gaza by Ireland's Senator David Norris https://t.co/ANeDAeipqT #GazaUnderAttack

Annabelle Lee@n8tvaffairs

This is a must watch. An impassioned speech on #Gaza by Ireland's Senator David Norris https://t.co/ANeDAeipqT #GazaUnderAttack

11:01 PM - 05 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And somehow, the speech managed to do the impossible and interest people who just don't care about politics.

I’m not interested in politics, I know little about it, but I know this man talks sense about Gaza. https://t.co/agNV8mGLld

Declan Rix@HawkWing2002

I’m not interested in politics, I know little about it, but I know this man talks sense about Gaza. https://t.co/agNV8mGLld

1:18 PM - 06 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite