Monday, January 23, 2012

What Do You Get When You Cross The BBC With Russian News?

Scary thought, huh?
Well, here is a page from the Russian BBC website telling people about Gaza

In Gaza, one of the most densely populated strips of land in the world, is home to 1 million 178 thousand Palestinians. 33% of the population of the Gaza live in refugee camps, financed by the UN. In addition, in the Gaza Strip live 6900 Israeli settlers.

Zones under the control of Israel and Jewish settlements occupy approximately 40% of Gaza. Israel controls all border sectors, checkpoints and main roads in Gaza.
(translation by Google Translate)

Gaza may very well be densely populated--but only after Tel Aviv, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Moscow, Tokyo/Yokahama, and Warsaw.

Of course, the page here is talking about before the disengagement when Israel withdrew from Gaza--any semblance between the description here and the current reality is because of actions taken by Israel in response to the rockets and mortars regularly fired out of Gaza at Israeli civilians.

But the question is whether the webmaster has merely been slow to correct the site, or whether based on the information coming out of the Russian media--and the BBC--no one really is informed enough to tell the difference?

Hat tip: Ilya Fainshtein

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