Washington Post apologises, takes down ‘racist’ Gaza cartoon

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The New Arab

The Washington Post has taken down a political cartoon on Gaza following a widespread backlash and accusations of racism. The cartoon, entitled “Human Shields”, depicts a suited member of Hamas saying “how dare Israel attack civilians” with four children and a woman tied to him with ropes. The man is flanked by a Palestinian flag, as well as a picture of Al Aqsa Mosque with an oil lamp beneath it. This is a cartoon in the Washington Post. It’s not even subtle in its racism. This racist dehumanisation is always a precondition for mass murder of the sort currently taking place in Gaza. https://t…

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