Under continued Israeli
blocade. 1.7 million people in a strip 25
miles long and 5 miles wide (roughly the
size of the Triangle region of NC).
Five crossings from
Israel have been closed since 2008. The
sixth crossing from Egypt has been closed
The US State Department
classifies Gaza as under occupation as well
as under siege with three major military
assaults on the area since settlers were
removed in 2005. In addition to major
assaults there are periodic air assaults and
incursions into the area.
There is no symmetry in
the number killed or injured in Gaza vs.
Tunnels from Egypt
destroyed after Morsi ousted completely
cutting off Gaza from much needed supplies
In latest major
military assault, Operation Pillar of Cloud,
in November of 2012 there were 1350 air
Gaza water crisis
An old man in Gaza held
a placard that read: “You take my water,
burn my olive trees, destroy my home, take
my job, steal my land, imprison my father,
kill my mother, bombard my country, starve
and humiliate us all, but I am to blame: I
shot a rocket back.