Wednesday, August 11, 2010

(BLOG) The Gaza Obsession & Pakistan’s Misery

"One of the consequences of the obsession with Gaza by the Guardian and other media has been the diversion of aid in almost unimaginable amounts to the Palestinians that could usefully have been deployed elsewhere.

Recently things have changed somewhat with the emergence of a growing number of well-publicized luxury facilities in Gaza and the West Bank.

The unintended consequence of the recent appearances of publicity videos showing world-class water parks, swimming pools, hotels and restaurants has been a number of articles in mainstream media like this one rethinking the received version of the Palestinians as the world’s worst-off people."

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