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Thursday, February 22, 2007

The headline, the facts

Business as usual at the Indie, i.e. 'never let the facts get in the way of a good headline'...

'Half of Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza malnourished '

Or if you want to be picky, 34% are at risk of malnutrition and a further 12% are at risk of being at risk.

Grim enough in itself, of course. So a quick reminder of those 'ongoing political conditions'. Palestinian living standards nosedived during the terror campaign euphemistically described as the Second Intifada, and again following Hamas' election victory. I didn't need the UN or the Independent to tell me that hunger results from biting the hand that feeds you. If you want to buy food from your neighbours, don't force them to build a fence to stop you murdering their kids.

There always seems to be enough cash to buy guns and rockets, doesn't there?

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