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tootrueleft Donating Member (385 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-14-11 05:32 AM
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UNRWA: Gaza blockade anniversary report
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Edited on Tue Jun-14-11 05:38 AM by tootrueleft
http://www.unrwa.org/etemplate.php?id=1007

i]As the Gaza blockade moves into its fifth year, a new report by the UNs agency for Palestine refugees, UNRWA, says broad unemployment in the second half of 2010 reached an unprecedented 45.2 per cent, one of the highest in the world. The report released today, finds that real wages continued to decline under the weight of persistently high unemployment, falling 34.5 per cent since the first half of 2006.

These are disturbing trends, said UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness, and the refugees, which make up two-thirds of Gazas 1.5 million population were the worst hit in the period covered in this report. It is hard to understand the logic of a man-made policy which deliberately impoverishes so many and condemns hundreds of thousands of potentially productive people to a life of destitution.


A sobering reminder of the ugliness of israeli policy. At least things should improve now.

Go ahead excusers, tell us all how its hamas fault, we could use a good laugh.....
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