Sunday, October 10, 2010

(BLOG) The Myth Of The 10,000 Palestinian Arab Prisoners

"How many Palestinian Arab prisoners are being held in Israel?

People who follow the news would automatically say, 10,000. They would have good reason to believe that;
the magic number of '10,000 prisoners' is used as received wisdom by Arabs, left-wingers and the news media as fact.

For example:

Daoud Kuttab, quoted in the NYT, November 2009: 'Israel is holding more than 10,000 Palestinians, some without charge or trial. '

MJ Rosenberg in HuffPo, November 2009, headline: 'Gilad Shalit's Counterparts: 10,000 Palestinian Prisoners In Israeli Jails'"

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