Joan Rivers has more terrible things to say about Palestinians: "You deserve to be dead"

The comedian continues to insult Palestinians and those critical of Israel

Published August 7, 2014 4:59PM (EDT)

         (Evan Agostini/invision/ap)
(Evan Agostini/invision/ap)

Surprise: Joan Rivers opened her mouth and more awful words fell out of it -- this time, about the Palestinian civilians dying in the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Just as Rivers made headlines a few weeks ago for ranting about how the Palestinians "started it" to TMZ cameramen, she again shouted her opinions at them yesterday when confronted at the Los Angeles Airport. "When you declare war, you declare war. They started it. We now don't count who's dead. You're dead, you deserve to be dead," she yelled, offering no sympathy for the civilians who have died in Gaza, including children. "At least the ones who were killed, were the ones with very low IQs," she said.

Rivers has repeatedly insinuated that anyone critical of Israel's military assault on Palestine is stupid and dumb, as well. The list of such celebs, not all of whom Rivers has specifically called out, includes Rihanna, Mark Ruffalo, Russell Brand, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz.

Comedian Jon Stewart summarized the attitude of Israel's military action against Palestine the best, saying recently, "Just merely mentioning Israel or questioning in any way the effectiveness or humanity of Israel's policies is not the same thing as being pro-Hamas."

By Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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