Tuesday, January 11, 2011

BBC just can't resist taking a dig at Israel

The BBC has a welcome story about the plight of Palestinian Arabs in Lebanon. But it cannot even consider writing a story about Palestinian Arab suffering without taking a shot at Israel. The story starts with:

It is sometimes controversially said that Palestinian refugees in Lebanon live in worse conditions than those during the Israeli occupation in Gaza.

Is that idea "controversial"? Let's see.

Gaza Lebanon
Are there restrictions on the jobs they can have? No Yes
Are there any restrictions on where they can live? No Yes
Are they systematically discriminated against by their government? No Yes
Are they forced to live in camps? No Yes

So where exactly is the "controversy"?

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