Tuesday, December 22, 2009

More broken boilerplate

The most recent anti-Israel propaganda to be boilerplated and perpetually recycled by Reuters is this:
The United Nations and Western powers hope a swap will open the way to a relaxation of Israel's blockade of Gaza, where 1.5 million Palestinians are dependent on food aid and smuggled goods.
A ludicrous suggestion here, that 1.5 million Palestinian Arabs living in Gaza are dependent on food aid and smuggled goods.  Not only is this notion patently false, we thought it would be interesting to have a look at the actual economic statistics for "blockaded" Gaza.  Although the strip is impoverished by Western standards, we wonder how many people (or Reuters correspondents) know that per capita GDP in Gaza is actually higher than India, Pakistan, Vietnam, the US Marshall Islands, and double that of resource-rich Ghana.

An interesting tidbit the automatons at Reuters are apparently unable or unwilling to disclose.

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