Stats and facts on an atrocious injustice

Posted: January 12, 2009 in civilisation?
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The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world’s major sources of instability. Unfortunately, there is little information available in Western media that provides a more factual understanding of some of the causes and backgrounds behind the current brutal Israeli war against Palestinians. If Americans Knew is a side that attempts to provide full and accurate information on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, strongly encouraging people to contribute to finding a resolution. The following graphs and stats are from the If Americans Knew website.

Please click on any statistic for the source and, more importantly, for more detailed information.

Statistics Last Updated: November 6, 2008

Daily U.S. Taxes to Israel and the Palestinians
Fiscal Year 2007

Chart showing that the United States gives over 26 times more assistance to Israel than to Palestinian development organizations.

During Fiscal Year 2007, the U.S. gave more than $6.8 million per day to Israel and $0.3 million per day to the Palestinians. (View Source)

UN Resolutions Targeting Israel and the Palestinians
1955 – 1992

Israel has been targeted by at least 65 UN resolutions and the Palestinians have been targeted by none. (View Source)

Chart showing that Israel has been targeted by over 60 UN resolutions, while the Palestinians have been targeted by none.

Current Number of Political Prisoners and Detainees

Chart showing that Israel is holding over 8000 Palestinians prisoner.

1 Israeli is being held prisoner by Palestinians, while 10,756 Palestinians are currently imprisoned by Israel. (View Source)

Demolitions of Israeli and Palestinian Homes
1967 – Present

0 Israeli homes have been demolished by Palestinians and 18,147 Palestinian homes have been demolished by Israel since 1967. (View Source)

Chart showing that 2202 Palestinian homes have been destroyed, compared to one Israeli home.

Current Israeli and Palestinian Unemployment Rates

Chart depicting the fact that the Palestinian unemployment is around 4 times the Israeli unemployment rate.

The Israeli unemployment rate is 7.3%, while the Palestinian unemployment is estimated at 23%. (View Source)

Current Illegal Settlements on the Other’s Land

Israel currently has 223 Jewish-only settlements and ‘outposts’ built on confiscated Palestinian land. Palestinians do not have any settlements on Israeli land. (View Source)

Chart showing that Israel has 227 Jewish-only settlements on Palestinian land.
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