The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world’s major sources of instability. Americans are directly connected to this conflict, and increasingly imperiled by its devastation.
It is the goal of If Americans Knew to provide full and accurate information on this critical issue, and on our power – and duty –
to bring a resolution.
Below are nine little-known statistics.
Last Updated: August 26, 2005
Israeli and Palestinian Children Killed Since September 29, 2000
123 Israeli children have been killed by Palestinians and 686 Palestinian children have been killed by Israelis since September 29, 2000.
Israelis and Palestinians Killed Since September 29, 2000
1,063 Israelis and 3,663 Palestinians have been killed since September 29, 2000.
Israelis and Palestinians Injured Since September 29, 2000
7,376 Israelis and 29,047 Palestinians have been injured since September 29, 2000.
Daily U.S. Assistance to Israel and the Palestinians
The U.S. gives $15,139,178 per day to the Israeli government and military and $232,290 per day to Palestinian NGO’s.
UN Resolutions Targeting Israel and the Palestinians
Israel has been targeted by at least 65 UN resolutions and the Palestinians have been targeted by none.
Political Prisoners and Detainees
No Israelis are being held prisoner by Palestinians, while 8,043 Palestinians are currently imprisoned by Israel.
Demolitions of Israeli and Palestinian Homes
0 Israeli homes have been demolished by Palestinians and 4,170 Palestinian homes have been demolished by Israel since September 29, 2000.
Israeli and Palestinian Unemployment Rates
The Israeli unemployment rate is 10.4%, while the Palestinian unemployment is estimated at 37-67%.
New Settlements Built (March 2001 - July 2003)
60+ new Jewish-only settlements have been built on confiscated Palestinian land between March 2001 and July 11, 2003. There have been 0 cases of Palestinians confiscating Israeli land and building settlements.