DID YOU KNOW...
Did you know that non-Jewish Israelis cannot
buy or lease land in Israel?
Did you now that cars owned by Palestinians
are colour coded to distinguish Jews from non-Jews?
Did you know Palestinians are not allowed
to move from one city, say Gaza to Bethleham, to another
without first getting a 'visa' from Israel?
Did you know that Israel allots 85% of the
water resources for Jews and the remaining 15% is divided
among all Palestinians in the territories? For example in
Hebron, 85% of the water is given to about 400 Jewish settlers,
while 15% must be divided among Hebron's 120,000 Palestinians?
Did you know that Israel routinely confiscates
Palestinian bank accounts, businesses and land and refuses
to pay compensation to those who suffer confiscation?
Did you know that Israel stands in defiance
of over 80 United Nations Security Council Resolutions?
Did you know that it was not until 1988 that
Israelis were barred from running 'Jews Only' job ads?
Did you know that Sharon (the 'elected' leader
of a democratic society) was held responsible for the massacre
of more than 2750 Palestinians in the refugee camps of Sabra
and Chatila? The UN qualified the massacre by Sharon as
Did you know that Sharon's commando unit in
1953 razed the Palestinian village of Qibya killing all
its citizens and bombed all the houses, mosques and schools?
Did you know that Israel's settlement-building
on Palestinian land increased considerably since the signing
of the Oslo agreement?
Did you know that settlement building of Jewish
only homes under Barak doubled compared to settlement building
Did you know that Palestinian refugees make
up the largest portion of the refugee population in the
Did you know that between 1967 and early 2002
Israel expropriated some 79% of the West Bank and Gaza Strip?
Estimated figures published by Amnesty International in
1999 show the following:
Year Land Confiscated in the West Bank
Did you know that since between 1967 and early
2002 Israel demolished or sealed over 8500 homes, of which
2500 were in East Jerusalem alone? Houses are demolished
as punitive measure or under the pretext of 'lack of building
permit' - permits are rarely granted.
Did you know that the Ha'aertz Israeli paper
estimated in 1998 (31 July) that a population of 5800 Jewish
settlers in Hebron consumed 547 liters of water a day each?
By contrast, a population of 119,230 Palestinians in the
same area consumed or had access to no more than 58 litres
per day each.
Did you know that since 1967, (and of course
not counting the atrocities committed since March 2002)
over 600,000 Palestinians have been jailed in Israeli jails
and over 200 have died while in Israeli jails? During the
first year of the second intifada alone, Israel arrested
over 1900 Palestinians, of which 600 were children under
Did you know that Israel uses torture routinely
in jails (only against non-Jews of course) despite the Israeli
High Court outlawing it?