Telegraph revises inaccurate Gaza movement claim

Earlier this week we noted that the Telegraph had published an article by Tom Rowley on May 13th – titled “Meet the Palestinian family who have tended the graves of our war dead for 60 years” – focusing on a Gazan who works as a gardener for Commonwealth Graves Commission tending to a First and Second World War cemetery in the strip. 

As was documented at the time:

“Ten paragraphs down, the Telegraph provides the following context on the location of the cemetery.

‘In the middle of the cramped concrete prison that is Gaza (with few exceptions, no one has been allowed in or out since Hamas came to power in 2007)…’

This is extraordinarily misleading. In addition to the false suggestion that there’s a “concrete” wall surrounding Gaza, the claim that “with few exceptions, no one has been allowed in or out since…2007” is absurd, as data from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the occupied Palestinian territory (OCHA oPt) demonstrates.”

Following communication from UK Media Watch, that paragraph has been amended and now reads as follows:

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  1. “Cramped concrete prison”. FFS.

    It wouldn’t be so cramped if they had fewer babies.

    Concrete? Like all the Middle East.

    Prison? Ask the “prison” guards – Hamas – why they’ve turned the place into a “prison”.

    • Babies are part of Arafat’s womb bomb – a combination of pronunciation and orthography that has me puzzled frazzled and dazzled but the Gazans take no notice. They just go on breeding. It’s a win-win combination.

      They have more children to dig tunnels for them, they increase the population so they can demand more financing and demand they do, to build tunnels, buy weapons on the brown market and not least of the bonus of being fruitful & multiplying, cram more and more people into the Strip so that it daily grows nearly as crowded as Tel Aviv is (except of course more and more people are migrating to Israel and Tel Aviv too is growing apace)