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Gaza Humanitarian Aid: By the Numbers
The Israel Project released an eye-opening collection of stats about Gaza. I'm just focusing on the humanitarian aid. Further figures about Hamas terror and the Iranian connection are all there, as are sources.
It's well documented, so check out the footnotes there. I'm just focusing on the humanitarian aid.
900: Percent increase in humanitarian aid delivered to Gaza in 2009, compared to 2008.
630,253: Tons of humanitarian aid delivered to the Gaza Strip, Jan. 19 – Dec. 13, 2009.
24.5 million: Gallons of heavy-duty diesel fuel delivered to the Gaza Strip, Jan. 19 – Oct. 31, 2009. (That's 92.7 million liters.)
10,346: Gaza residents who entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons, Jan.19 – Nov. 7, 2009.
57,295: Monthly average (in tons) of humanitarian aid entering Gaza since Operation Cast Lead, Jan. 19 – Dec. 5, 2009.
11,508: Monthly average (in tons) of humanitarian aid entering Gaza from February – June 2008, a period of intense rocket fire.
34,253: Monthly average (in tons) of humanitarian aid entering Gaza during period of calm, July - December 2008.
18,500: Permits Israel issued to Gaza residents to enter Israel or travel overseas in 2009.
28,400: Flowers from Gaza scheduled for export to Europe on Dec. 10, 2009.
250,000: Flowers from Gaza scheduled for export beginning Dec. 13, 2009.
17: Attacks on Gaza goods crossings by Palestinian terrorist groups in 2008.
8: Years Israel has endured rocket, missile and mortar fire from Gaza.
1: Israeli left in Gaza – Staff Sgt. Gilad Shalit, kidnapped by Hamas from Israel on June 25, 2006.
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