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Israel’s death squads endanger humanitarian aid workers

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One of the tactics that Israel uses to launder its image around the world could be termed “aidwashing” or perhaps “bluewashing”, after the blue used by the UN in its iconography.

This is the method by which Israel portrays itself as a “humanitarian” country in order to distract from the realities of its brutal system of oppression against the Palestinian people.

It does this through things like sending token amounts of aid to countries effected by natural or other humanitarian disasters, and then making a big song and dance about it in the media.

The latest attempt at such bluewashing is in California, where the IsraAID agency sent a grand total of four people to reportedly help with the wildfires.

Speaking to Israeli propaganda website Israel21c, the agency’s chief executive said that the group would be focused on “psycho-social support”.

The goals of such operations are usually two-fold.

READ: Israel urges countries to stop funding UNRWA

Firstly, when trumpeted like this by Israel21c, they are cynical and transparent PR efforts. How to deal with a bad news story which makes you look bad? Change the subject. Never mind our system........

© Middle East Monitor