Besieged: The Economic Impact of the Israeli Siege on Gaza

Since 2007, Israeli authorities have imposed a devastating land, air and sea blockade on the Gaza Strip, amounting to the illegal collective punishment of its 1.8 million Palestinian inhabitants. It leaves them isolated from the outside world, denied access to their own resources and facing a 45% unemployment rate.

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Data aggregated from Al Jazeera, ARIJ, B’Tselem, CS Monitor, Gisha, Palestinian CBS, World Bank, UN OCHA and Ynet. Montage adapted from vector art by Natali Snailcat and Alexzel/Shutterstock.

Gaza population
Unemployment (p10)
3-6nm sea blockad
Airport (p3)
$4bn Gas reserve
$92m electricity
Fish shoals
Fishermen attacks
$375m imports
Restricted land


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