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Palestine 101

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Palestine 101
What can you do to help?
products and companies (Israeli and international) that profit from the violation of Palestinian rights. Anyone can boycott goods, simply by making sure that they don’t buy produce made in illegally occupied land by the occupier or any complicit entity
Palestine Today
Palestinians Refugees Today in UNRWA Camps:
In Jordan:
2,070,973 registered Palestine refugees
Ten camps
173 schools, with 116,953 pupils
Two vocational and technical training centres
24 primary health centres
Eight community rehabilitation centres
12 women’s programme centres
In Lebanon:
447,328 registered Palestine refugees
12 camps
69 schools, with 32,350 pupils
Two vocational and technical training centres
27 primary health centres
One community rehabilitation centre
Nine women’s programme centres
In Syria:
517,255 registered Palestine refugees
Nine camps
82 schools, with 43,309 pupils
Damascus Training Centre
23 primary health centres
Eight community rehabilitation centres
16 women's programme centres
In Gaza:
1,240,082 registered Palestine refugees
Eight camps
245 schools with 232,384 pupils
Two vocational and technical training centres
22 primary health centres
Eight community rehabilitation centres
Ten women’s programme centres
In West Bank:
754,411 registered Palestine refugees
19 camps
97 schools, with 51,327 pupils
2 vocational and technical training centres
42 primary health centres
15 community rehabilitation centres
18 women’s programme centres
means targeting corporations complicit in the violation of Palestinian rights and ensuring that the likes of university investment portfolios and pension funds are not used to finance such companies. These efforts raise awareness about the reality of Israel’s policies and encourage companies to use their economic influence to pressure Israel to end its systematic denial of Palestinian rights
are an essential part of demonstrating disapproval for a country’s actions. Israel’s membership of various diplomatic and economic forums provides both an unmerited veneer of respectability and material support for its crimes. By calling for sanctions against Israel, campaigners educate society about violations of international law and seek to end the complicity of other nations in these violations.
Companies to Boycott:
Thank you
Balfour Declaration 1917
Palestinians Revolt
Palestinian Exodus
('Nakba') 1948
First Intifada (uprising) 1987
'Peace' Process 1993
Second Intifada (uprising) 2000
The Wall
Arab Initiative

Post Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Elections 2006
Operation Cast Lead 2008
Operation Pillar of Defense 2011
Operation Protective Edge 2014
The West Ba
The Apartheid Wall
1914, Palestinian Population:

690,000 (88% Palestinians, 12% Jewish)
Pal population down
, Jewish population up
since establishment of Zionism
1,033,000 (83% Palestinians, 17% Jewish)
Pal population down
, Jewish population up
since establishment of Zionism
from 1931 to 36 Jewish population up 10%
Mass strikes
Palestinian National Movement
Tarab Abdul Hadi, leader of the PAWC (Pal Arab Women Coalition)
Originates from the Greek word Philistia, the land of the Philistines.
Second Exodus ('Naksa') 1967
Phosphorus Emissions
Between 1,385 and 1,419 Palestinians were killed, majority civilians, 308 under the age of 18
13 Israelis killed, 3 civilians
3,540 housing units were completely destroyed, with another 2,870 sustaining severe damage
20 000 people homeless
Attacks on Gaza's electricity infrastructure caused an estimated $10 million in damage
Eighteen schools, including 8 kindergartens, were destroyed, and at least 262 others damaged
Evidence of War Crimes
Samouni family massacre:
In perhaps the most infamous incident of the war, Israeli soldiers ordered around 100 members of the Samouni family into a single building in the Zaytoun area of Gaza City. Soldiers held the family in the building for 24 hours before shelling the building on January 4, 2009. Twenty-one members of the family, all civilians, were killed.
36 Specific cases, including:
White flag killings:
The UN mission and human rights groups also documented several cases in which witnesses saw Israeli soldiers kill Palestinians who were fleeing while carrying makeshift white flags to indicate their status as civilians. In one case, a soldier shot and killed two women, Majda and Rayya Hajjaj (aged 37 and 65 respectively) who were fleeing with their families while carrying a white flag in the town of Johr Ad-Dik.
Use of white phosphorus in populated areas:
Rights groups, journalists, and the UN mission in Gaza also documented numerous instances of the use of white phosphorus, an incendiary substance that is illegal when used in populated areas. Israeli forces used white phosphorus in attacks on at least two hospitals (Al-Quds Hospital and Al-Wafa Hospital), as well as the central UN compound in Gaza City.
167 Palestinians were killed by the Israeli military during the operation, more than half of which were civilians
4 Israeli civilians killed by rocketfire
2139 Palestinians killed, majority of whom were civilians and 490 were children
70 Israelis killed: 64 soldiers and 6 civilians.
11 000 Palestinians wounded, 3 000 of whom are children
20 000 Palestinian homes destroyed
500 000 Palestinians displaced
Over 6 UN schools, where over 3 300 people sought refuge, damaged from Israeli airstrikes.
Cost of damage to Gaza infrastructure: US $46 million
Berlin Wall - length: 107 kilometers, height: 3.6 meters
Israeli Wall - length upon completion: 650 kilometers,
height: 8 meters
Illegal Jewish-only Settlements in the West Bank
Seizing Palestinian Homes in the West Bank
Children Detained in Israeli Prisons
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
327 307 325 327 337 323 324 293 304 297 327 342
389 423 420 391 346 355 342 339 326 325 306 305
318 343 342 355 305 291 284 286 269 256 228 213
222 221 226 220 211 209 202 180 164 150 161 135
170 187 206 220 234 221 211 195 189 164 178 195
223 236 238 238 223 193 195 179 179 159 173 154
183 230 202 196 214 202 192

Number of Children Detained in Israeli Prisons
Densely Populated
Area: 360 Square Kilometers
Population: 1,816,379
Density: 5046 people per square kilometer
Control of Gaza and its waters:
Gaza Infrastructure
Under Seige for 8 years:
Control modelling an Orwellian state:
Restriction on peoples' movement
Food (calorie intake control)
Medical supplies shortages
Infrastructure materials embargo
Non-stop survilleance and UAV's buzzing
Power cuts and water shortage due to infrastructure destruction
UN studies report Gaza to be unlivable by 2020
14 years after the declaration:
Palestine (735,000. 1% Jewish, 99% Palestinian)
Israel (905,000. 45% Palestinian, 55% Jewish)
Deir Yassin massacre
+700,000 refugees
Israel attacks and occupies Palestine, Egypt, Jordan and Syria
New Palestinian exodus
Israel rules 1.2 M Palestinians in Israel, WB and Gaza
Mass mobilization, resistance, strikes and boycotts against the occupation lasting 5 years
+800 Palestinians killed, 16,000 arrested
After a decade:
less than 1/5 of the West Bank and about 2/3 of the Gaza Strip under Palestinian control
Israeli settlers in OPT increased by 80,000
More land grabs for Israeli-only roads, settlments, etc
Palestinian GDP per capita declined drastically
Restrictions on Palestinians movement
Thousands of arrests and harrasement cases
Israeli plans to build a separation wall
Re-occupation of all Palestinian territories in 2002
+1000 Palestinians killed in first 18 months
Israeli tanks confine Yasser Arafat, head of PLO to his compound in Ramallah from 2001 to his death in 2004
Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) takes over PA
Israel withdraws from Gaza in 2005
Palestinians to have first elections in 2006
Goldstone report reports Israeli Human Rights violations
Area: 5640 square kilometers
Population: 2,345,107
Density: 416 people/square kilometer
80% of the population are Palestinians
20% of the population are Israelis - many of whom are living in
, Jewish-only settlements
Palestinian 'Third' Intifada
+3000 Palestinian injued
+1200 shot with live fire
+1800 shot with rubber coated bullets

Palestinian killed and another arrested from Palestinian hospital by Israeli

Illegal interrogation of Palestinian children exposed
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