Facts

All graphs, captions, and titles were obtained from  http://www.ifamericansknew.org/.


Israeli and Palestinian Children Killed

September 29, 2000 – Present

123 Israeli children have been killed by Palestinians and 1,487 Palestinian children have been killed by Israelis since September 29, 2000.

123 Israeli children have been killed by Palestinians and 1,487 Palestinian children have been killed by Israelis since September 29, 2000.

 


Israelis and Palestinians

September 29, 2000 – Present

1,072 Israelis and at least 6,348 Palestinians have been killed since September 29, 2000.

1,072 Israelis and at least 6,348 Palestinians have been killed since September 29, 2000.

 


Israelis and Palestinians Injured

September 29, 2000 – Present

8,864 Israelis and 39,019 Palestinians have been injured since September 29, 2000.

8,864 Israelis and 39,019 Palestinians have been injured since September 29, 2000. FY 2009Daily U.S. Military Aid to Israel and the PalestiniansDuring Fiscal Year 2009, the U.S. is providing Israel with at least $7.0 million per day in military aid and $0 in military aid to the Palestinians.

 

 

Daily U.S. Taxes to Israel and the Palestinians
Fiscal Year 2007

During Fiscal Year 2007, the U.S. gave more than $6.8 million per day to Israel and $0.3 million per day to the Palestinians.

During Fiscal Year 2007, the U.S. gave more than $6.8 million per day to Israel and $0.3 million per day to the Palestinians.

 


Current Number of Political Prisoners and Detainees

 

1 Israeli is being held prisoner by Palestinians, while 10,756 Palestinians are currently imprisoned by Israel

1 Israeli is being held prisoner by Palestinians, while 10,756 Palestinians are currently imprisoned by Israel.

 


Demolitions of Israeli and Palestinian Homes

1967 – Present

0 Israeli homes have been demolished by Palestinians and 18,147 Palestinian homes have been demolished by Israel since 1967.

0 Israeli homes have been demolished by Palestinians and 18,147 Palestinian homes have been demolished by Israel since 1967.

 


Current Israeli and Palestinian Unemployment Rates

 

The Israeli unemployment rate is 7.3%, while the Palestinian unemployment is estimated at 23%.

The Israeli unemployment rate is 7.3%, while the Palestinian unemployment is estimated at 23%.

 


Current Illegal Settlements on the Other’s Land

 

Israel currently has 223 Jewish-only settlements and 'outposts' built on confiscated Palestinian land.  Palestinians do not have any settlements on Israeli land.

Israel currently has 223 Jewish-only settlements and 'outposts' built on confiscated Palestinian land. Palestinians do not have any settlements on Israeli land.

All graphs, captions, and titles were obtained from http://www.ifamericansknew.org/.

 

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Some Key Facts:

  • Total direct aid to Israel, 1948-2003, $89.9 billion (uncorrected for inflation)
  • Since 1976 Israel has been the largest annual recipient of US aid. It is the largest cumulative recipient since World War II.
  • Direct U.S. aid for each Israeli citizen in 2001 (per capita annual income of Israel = $16,710) — over $500
  • Direct U.S. Aid for each Ethiopian citizen in 2001 (per capita annual income of Ethiopia = $100) — about $.45
  • REGULAR US GRANT AID in FY 2003
    1. $2.76 billion military aid grant
    2. $2.1 billion economic support funds
    3. $600 million refugee resettlement grant
  • COMMERCIAL LOAN GUARANTEES IN FY 2003, $2 billion
  • BUSH ADMINISTRATION SUPPLEMENTAL REQUEST FOR FY 2003
    1. Military aid grant $1 billion
    2. Commercial loan guarantees $9 billion
    3. Arrow missile development $60 million
  • TOTAL AID FOR FY 2003 $14.82 billion
  • Percentage of U.S. foreign aid that goes to Israel — 30%
  • Israel’s population as a percentage of world population — .01%
  • Section 116 of the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) states, “No assistance may be provided under this part to the government of any country which engages in a consistent pattern of gross violations of internationally recognized human rights.” 22 U.S.C. 2304(a)
  • Section 4 of the Arms Export Control Act prohibits selling military equipment to countries that use them for non-self-defense purposes.
  • The U.S. State Department determined in February 2001 that Israel has committed each of the acts that the law defines as “gross violations of internationally recognized human rights, including torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment, prolonged detention without charges and trial, causing the disappearance of persons by the abduction and clandestine detention of those persons, and other flagrant denials of the right to life, liberty, or the security of person.” It described Israeli army use of live ammunition against Palestinians when soldiers were not in impending danger as “excessive use of force.”

SOURCES: Clyde R. Mark, Israel: U.S. Foreign Assistance, Congressional Research Service, updated April 1, 2003; Clyde R. Mark, Middle East: U.S. Foreign Assistance, FY 2001, FY 2002, FY 2003 Congressional Research Service, March 28, 2002

 

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