Besieged: The Economic Impact of the Israeli Siege & the Collective Punishment of Palestinians

Israel destroyed Gaza’s airport in 2001 and its seaport in 2002. While Palestinian exports are barred, its imports are heavily restricted. Israel prevents Gaza fishermen from venturing further from shore, where larger schools of fish are to be found, and has killed 5, wounded 25 fishermen since 2007. Israeli companies benefit from a monopoly on goods sold to Gaza, making $375 million in 2012, the last year for which data was available. Infographic courtesy of Visualizing Palestine.

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