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November 08, 2009

New Yorker Falls Short on Gaza

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An Israeli worker sets the electrified monitoring system on the boundary fence Israel is building November 23, 2005 along its border with the northern Gaza Strip (Photo by David Silverman/Getty)

Noah Pollak of Contentions blog takes Lawrence Wright to task for his account of the Gaza Strip conflict in the New Yorker. Pollak points to Wright's false description of the fate of the greenhouses left behind by Jewish settlers as a red flag about the report.

We also notice that Wright claims:

The wall that defines the Gaza Strip along the Israeli border simply turns the corner upon reaching Egypt.

In fact, a fence delineates most of the Gaza-Israel border, while a wall separates Gaza from Egypt.

Posted by TS at November 8, 2009 03:11 AM

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