Health in Gaza

Infant mortality in Gaza is 17.71 per thousand; in Turkey it is 24.84. The Gaza Strip is in a much better situation than the global average, which is forty-four infants per 1,000 births. It is also better than most of the Arab countries and several South American countries, and is certainly better than Africa.

Life expectancy in Turkey is 72.23, whereas in the Gaza Strip is 73.68. This is much higher than the global average of 66.12. Yemini tartly suggests Gaza send a flotilla to Turkey to help them out.

Two years ago a British politician claimed that life expectancy in Glasgow East was much lower than in the Gaza Strip. The claim caused an uproar. Britain’s Channel 4 carried out a scrupulous investigation and issued its verdict. Indeed, life expectancy in Glasgow is lower than that in the Gaza Strip.