Economic Costs of Israel’s Occupation of the West Bank and Seige of Gaza

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A Palestinian couple looks for things to salvage from their destroyed home in Beit Hanoun (August 2014)

Source: Al Jazeera

World Bank Reports

US Embassy Cable Leaks

  • Leaked cable from US Embassy in Israel: Limited food, fuel and medicine; Infrastructure under stress, Sept 2009: “Access to Gaza for goods through Israeli crossing points remains severely constrained. While there are adequate stocks of basic food items in Gaza, the lack of variety and continuing price increases are negatively impacting people’s health. A lack of medicine is crippling the health sector. The water and electricity grids, while restored to 2008 levels, suffer from a lack of supplies and basic maintenance.” An archive of the cable is also here.
  • Leaked cable from US Embassy in Israel: Cashless in Gaza?, Nov 2008: Israeli officials admit to their US counterparts that they intended to keep the Gazan economy functioning at a level barely sufficient to avoid a humanitarian crisis or collapse of the entire Gazan economy: “Israeli officials have confirmed to Embassy officials on multiple occasions that they intend to keep the Gazan economy functioning at the lowest level possible consistent with avoiding a humanitarian crisis” and “Israeli officials have confirmed to econoffs on multiple occasions that they intend to keep the Gazan economy on the brink of collapse”. An archive of the cable is also here.

United Nations Agency and Expert Reports

Other Reports

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