Rejected Srebrenica Challenges Massacre Award for Israel

Israel’s award for “The Largest Massacre in the West Since World War II” was challenged today by the mayor of Srebrenica, holder of a similar award since 1995.

Israel’s feat was recognized on Saturday night in a glittering ceremony in The Hague hosted by the International Massacre Foundation.

“It’s just not fair,” said a humiliated Radislav Krstic, mayor of the small town of Srebrenica in Bosnia Herzegovina, where between 7,000 and 8,000 Muslim men and boys were massacred by Bosnian Serb troops in 1995.

“We’ve held the trophy for ‘The Largest Massacre in Europe Since World War II’ for almost 30 years,” the mayor emphasised, “and we believe the Foundation has played foul by suddenly creating a category for a nebulous concept such as ‘the West.’”

“Soon there’ll be a category for South-East Asia or the Caribbean, and then where will we be? We’re very proud of our trophy and intend holding on to it.”

Israel was awarded the trophy for its feat in killing 15,000 civilians in Gaza in little over a month.

“Besides, Israel was only able to achieve its record by cheating,” Mayor Krstic added. “Not even the Nuremberg and Tokyo war crimes trials recognized aerial bombardment as true war crimes. You have to get close and personal for it to count.”

A spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined to comment on the award.