Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Gaza: The densest journalism on earth?

Is it true that Gaza is "one of the most densely populated places on earth"? Why do journalists mention it so often? What do they mean by it? Does that make sense?

Last August, David Margolis of the Jerusalem Report asked those questions, and answered them. Read the article here (sorry about the lousy formatting).

For the lazy and illiterate, the answers in brief: No, not by far. Because they're lazy. That Gaza is an unpleasant place to live. Not really - ask millions of residents of high-density Manhattan.


Batya said...

I don't remember the statistics, but it's not at all densely populated. Just one of the big lies.

Zman Biur said...

The statistics are in the article I linked to. Even Tel Aviv is denser than Gaza!