Gaza strip under siege

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made by Tamer for the 2010 meeting day of Palestine Peace Solidarity in south Korea.

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  • 1. Gaza Strip- underthe siege

2. Gaza Strip: overview
Total Area 365 (km2)
~Incheon 964 (km2)
Estimated Population 1,486,816
~ Incheon 2,710,579
Population Density 4,073 (Capita/km2)
~ Incheon 2.8 (Capita/km2)
Percentage of Population Less than 15 Years 44.9%
The average age in Gaza Strip is 17.6 years of age. 92% of them can read/write.
Percentage of Population over 65 Years 2.5%
Unemployment 38 - 43.%
3. Gaza Strip: overview
Gaza Strip is an occupied territory by international law. The Fourth Geneva
Conventions that relate to the protection of civilians under any occupation by a foreign power points out that:
No protected person may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited Reprisals against protected persons and their property are prohibited
4. Gaza Strip Siege
Gaza Strip is suffering since mid June 2007 from a tight Israeli closure and collective punishment, which is about to result in a humanitarian catastrophe
5. The Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza
The UN currently provides food assistance to 80% of the population in Gaza Strip
The United Nations Office of Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) released by the end of 2007 very alarming figures about the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
6. Food and materials
Canned meat and tuna, but not canned fruit Mineral water, but not fruit juiceSesame paste (tahini) but not jam Tea and coffee but not chocolate
7. The Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza
Nearly 90% of all industrial establishments
(3,500 out of 3,900) have shut down since mid-June 2007, either temporarily or permanently, including the most significant factories located at Karni Industrial Zone.
Due to the import restrictions of equipment and spare parts, 40% of Gazas municipality vehicles and 600 containers need urgent
8. Gaza's Electricity Crisis
The problem started on June 2006, when the Israeli Air Force destroyed all six transformers at the GPP by air strike.
5 months later, GPP worked again with 65MW then reduced to 35MW, comparing to the full capacity of 140MW
After Hamas take-over, more restriction were applied by Israel.
Gaza people must cope with scheduled electricity cuts of 8-12 hours daily, compared to 6-8 hours prior to January 2010.
Exacerbate the already difficult living conditions in Gaza
Affecting: Hospitals and clinics, Water and sanitation, Education, and Agriculture
9. Agriculture in Gaza Strip
Military attacks
Restricting basic agricultural inputs
Seeds and seedlings, Plastic piping, Water pumps/filters/irrigation pipes, Fishing nets, Engine spare parts, Veterinary drugs, Cement
Closed borders
10. Agriculture: Olives and olive oil
Olives and olive oil are one of the main sources of income for the Palestinian economy.
source of income for around 100,000 farming families.
10 million olive trees, with 34,000 metric tons of olive oil in a good year. However,
US$100 million annually [NGO Oxfam ]
Israeli actions,
Restricting access to land.
Settlers attacks farmers and olive trees (10,000 trees were distorted in 2010)
11. Agriculture: Olives and olive oil
12. Agriculture: Olives and olive oil
13. Agriculture: Olives and olive oil
14. My message to Koreans and All over the world
Our kids future must be with hope, or it will be disaster.
The solidarity with Palestinian cause, contributes to their hope.
15. Thank You