DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that according to our State Department, the Israeli government's
overall human rights record in the occupied territories remained poor and
worsened in the treatment of foreign human rights activists as it continued to
commit numerous, and serious human rights abuses.
Did you know that the Israeli government issues different colored license plates to people based on religion?
Did you know Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza are not allowed to vote even though they pay taxes to Israel?
Did you know that according to the US State Department, Israel also placed Palestinians in the West Bank under strict "internal closure" for the entire year and further restricted freedom of movement of Palestinians by imposing extended curfews on Palestinian towns or neighborhoods? These curfews did not apply to Israeli settlers in the same areas.
Did you know since the summer of 2000, 100 Israeli children and nearly 500 Palestinian children have been killed because of on-going violence?
Did you know Palestinian Christians and Muslims living in the West Bank and Gaza are regularly denied access to their holy sites to pray and worship?
Did you know that according to the US State Department, Israeli authorities abused Palestinians at checkpoints, subjecting them to verbal and physical harassment?
Did you know that according to the US State Department, each day, tens of thousands of Palestinians traveling between Palestinian towns and villages faced as many as 730 different barriers to movement?
Did you know by age 18 , the average child living in Gaza will have witnessed a real-life murder of a Palestinian by an Israeli?
Did you know that according to the US State Department, Israeli security forces often impeded the provision of medical assistance to Palestinian civilians by strict enforcement of internal closures that prevented passage of ambulances?
Did you know that according to our State Department, Israeli security forces put large numbers of Palestinian civilian lives in jeopardy by undertaking targeted killings in crowded areas where civilian casualties were likely?
Did you know that 83 % of Palestinian children have witnessed live gunfire?
Did you know that according to the US State Department, Israeli severely
restricted academic freedom by disrupting the operations of West Bank and Gaza
schools, colleges, and universities during the year? Israel disrupted
Palestinian education through closures, curfews, and military actions that shut
universities down entirely.
Did you know that according to the US State Department, Palestinians are disadvantaged under Israeli law and practices compared with the treatment received by Israeli settlers? This included discrimination in residency and land use.
Did you know that at the same time the Israeli government is building homes for Jewish immigrants, they are tearing down the homes of Christians and Muslims?
Did you know that according to the US State Department, the external and internal closures contributed to increased unemployment and poverty in the occupied territories? It is estimated that 1 out of 2 Palestinians is unemployed.
Did you know that the total amount of U.S. tax dollars sent to Israel will soon surpass $ 100 billion?
(Source: Imagine Life: http://www.imagine-life.org/)