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31 juillet 2015 5 31 /07 /juillet /2015 22:04
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- Financial Times perpetuates the myth of “sealed off” Gaza (UK Media Watch) - "here’s the latest daily stats by COGAT (Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories), from July 28th, the day before the Financial Times published their report".
"[...] it’s less than clear how precisely Reed defines the word “trickle” or the term “sealed off”.
- 115,000 Gazans crossed the Erez Crossing for medical treatment in Israel and abroad in 2014.
- On any given day in 2015, over 1,000 Gazans cross into Israel, including hundreds of merchants.
- Hundreds of trucks carrying thousands of tons of humanitarian, construction and consumer goods enter Gaza every month. [...]
Additionally, as we noted previously, Gregg Carlstrom, a Jerusalem based journalist who contributes to Times of London, has explained that “the restrictions imposed by Gaza’s other land neighbour, Egypt, are far more severe” than Israel’s “partial” blockade.
Reed’s claims – that Gaza is “sealed off” and that only “a trickle” of Palestinians leave the territory – erase important context and are, at best, extremely misleading."

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