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Op-Ed video: 'It's not complex, it's simple. What's happening in Gaza is morally wrong'

British-Palestinian director Tanushka Marah says the genocide unfolding in Gaza isn't a complex issue but a reality liberals urgently need to confront

British-Palestinian theatre director Tanushka Marah has challenged the so-called 'complex' narrative surrounding Israel's bloody offensive on Gaza, and said liberals can't remain neutral in the midst of a genocide.

Speaking to Middle East Eye, Marah said neutrality had become the acceptable mask of liberal racism, where the lives of "brown children" simply don't matter.

"When I look at lines of child sized body bags I see it as profoundly offensive to insinuate nuance, or claim complexity or [the] equivalence," she said.

"This is a genocide of the Palestinian people. And now arts institutions who boast of anti racism and climate awareness, want to remain neutral? Doesn't neutral sit somewhere in the middle? [But] where is the middle of a genocide?

"Where is the immune spot? The centre stage of this grotesque horror show where morality is silent?," she asked.

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"Neutrality has become the acceptable mask of liberal racism," she added.

Tanushka Marah is a British-born Palestinian-Jordanian theatre director, actor and teacher. She was a winner of the Young Vic director awards in 2002 and won the Brighton Fringe Outstanding Theatre Award 2017 for Agamemnon. She has worked as a movement director with the Royal Shakespeare Company. With her own theatre company she toured her production of Medea in the UK. She has directed productions at international festivals in Europe and toured extensively in the Middle East.
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