Israel Devastated Gaza, But ‘Aid’ Helps It Stay That Way
Marking six months since the ceasefire in Gaza, 30 international aid agencies joined together to issue a statement titled, "We must not fail in Gaza." At face value, this warning is a responsible step by credible international humanitarian and development actors. Yet, a deeper reading reveals that the statement is neither candid nor wholly truthful. How can we solve the appalling conditions in Gaza or elsewhere if aid actors actively participate -- including through this statement -- in mystifying the public about what is really going on and where responsibility lies?