Palestinian Economy: 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.
SOURCES & DATA
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 http://bit.ly/pcbs-pop2014
Unemployment http://bit.ly/wb-employment (p10)
3-6nm sea blockadehttp://bit.ly/gisha-blockade
Airport http://bit.ly/ocha-airport (p3)
$4bn Gas reserveshttp://bit.ly/fmep-gas
$92m electricity http://bit.ly/arij-cost
Fish shoals http://bit.ly/csm-fish
Fishermen attacks http://bit.ly/ocha-fishermen
$375m imports http://bit.ly/ynet-imports
Restricted land http://bit.ly/btselem-nogo
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