The New York Times tends to view the situation of Gaza through a very rigid lens – that of an impoverished and overcrowded territory at the mercy of an Israeli blockade and restrictions. Rarely are Hamas held responsible for the plight of Palestinians living in Gaza.
So it’s no surprise to see the following caption included in a photo strip illustrating a UN report on Gaza’s economic situation.
But check out the very next photo caption:
So which is it? A prison-like existence with severe Israeli restrictions causing abject poverty? Or an easing of the blockade and a building boom?
Make up your mind, New York Times!