Sunday, June 26, 2011

Tragedy In Gaza- It's Relative

I was amused by this story in the New York Times today:

"In assessing the condition of the 1.6 million people who live in Gaza, there are issues of where to draw the baseline and — often — what motivates the discussion. It has never been among the world’s poorest places. There is near universal literacy and relatively low infant mortality, and health conditions remain better than across much of the developing world. 

Israel’s critics say the fact that the conditions in Gaza do not rival the problems in sub-Saharan Africa only makes the political and human rights crisis here all the more tragic..."

I guess, if the residents of Gaza were all multimillionaires, it would make the situation there one of the worst catastrophes in world history.

1 comment:

Poll P. said...

Oy!