In a CNN interview, Jordan’s Queen Rania Al-Abdullah was offered a chance to express horror at the Oct. 7 Hamas killing and abduction of Israelis.

How did she feel, she was asked, "as an Arab, as a Palestinian, a human being, a mother?”

The monarch launched into an impassioned denunciation of Israel’s subsequent bombing of Gaza and the West’s "double standard,” juxtaposing what happened in southern Israel with what is occurring in Gaza. "Are we being told it is wrong to kill an entire family at gunpoint but it’s OK to shell them to death?”