Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Mortality Rate
Lowest In
Arab World

It is common to hear Israel accused of war crimes, and of setting up an apartheid state, in the mainstream media. And yet, somehow, for all the alleged hostility of the Israelis towards their neighbors, Palestinian babies survive at a higher rate than in any country in the Arab world.

This is astonishing, given the fact that the Palestinians have no oil, or idustry, and are thus the poorest country in the Arab world.

What other part of the world could you go to and find that the poorest country has the lowest Infant Mortality Rate?

From Reuters, via LGF: