Venezuela's Chavez condemns IDF shelling in Gaza

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Wednesday that it has become normal for Israel to defy the United Nations as he condemned Israel for a military attack on a Palestinian neighborhood that killed 18 people. "This morning Israel again, against UN resolutions, began bombing Gaza ... sleeping children and their mothers perished," Chavez said at a news conference with foreign journalists. "Irresponsibility continues to be the state of norm for the Israeli state," Chavez said. "For Israel there is no United Nations, there is no international law, nobody is accountable for these deaths."