Tuesday, August 16, 2005

"Overcrowded" Gaza

The Gaza strip is in the news a lot these days, and with it comes the usual inaccurate descriptors of Gaza. Gaza is routinely described as “teeming” with humanity, suffering from a “high population density” because it is “overcrowded.”

The Gaza strip is about 7-10 miles wide and about 25 miles long, or 220 square miles, or 360 square kilometers. The population is roughly 1,376,289, according to the CIA world fact book.

As it may have already occurred to you, every major city in the world has a higher population density than “overcrowded” Gaza. If that’s the case, why all the emotive terminology used to describe the Gaza strip and its population?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because it's part of the whole anti-Israel bullshit campaign waged by the world's media. I feel sick about this Gaza withdrawal and fear Sharon has lost the plot.


11:56 AM  
Blogger semite1973 said...

Ryan, I wish more British people were more like you. Your type are the ones who have made England great, not the sniveling, POS's like Ken Livingstone.

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the cherished compliment, Zakariyya Al-Mazuroun! But I am 1/2 American...

12:13 PM  

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