Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Gaza Siege

As a result of the Gaza Siege by Zionist: 
- 80% of the Gazan population is dependent on international aid.
- 61% of the population is food insecure.
- The unemployment rate is approximately 39%, one of the highest in the world.
- Power outages usually last 4-6 hours a day and often longer.
- 60% of the population receives running water only once every 4 or 5 days, for 6-8 hours.
- 50 to 80 million liters of untreated or partially treated sewage are released into the sea every day.
- Approximately 90% of water supplied to Gaza residents is not suitable for drinking and is contaminated with salt and nitrates.
- 78% of homes with major damages from Operation Cast Lead have not been rebuilt.
(Source: Amnesty International USA Web Log, 11/29/10)

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