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The Disaster in Gaza

The answers are ALL TRUE.* Palestinian families struggling to survive in the face of constant conflict and economic decline must somehow continue to do so in the wake of Israel's bombardment, in which they lost what little they had in the first place. (*All data comes from United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.)

Which of the following is true?
  • TRUE. Before: flour stocks were so depleted that five out of six mills stopped operating.
    68%
     
  • TRUE. Before: 30 of 47 bakeries were forced to close down due to lack of cooking gas.
    70%
     
  • TRUE. Before: bakeries were forced to sell only 50 slices of bread per family a day.
    55%
     
  • TRUE. After: only 9 bakeries are still operational.
    71%
     
1625 responses
True or False? Hatchery owners were forced to kill 400,000 baby chicks in November because they didn't have enough fuel to heat the hatcheries and not enough feed to keep their chicks alive.
  • True - correct.
    95%
     
  • False.
    4%
     
1625 responses
Which of the following is true?
  • TRUE. Before: 80% of the water supplied in Gaza did not meet the World Health Organization standards for drinking.
    72%
     
  • TRUE. Before: half the population of Gaza City had access to water for only several hours a week.
    66%
     
  • TRUE. Before: 70% of agricultural land was no longer being irrigated.
    62%
     
  • TRUE. After: approximately 500,000 people are entirely cut off from running water.
    76%
     
1625 responses
True or False? An average of 120 trucks a day are allowed into Gaza, but the minimum daily traffic of trucks into Gaza necessary to meet the needs of the population is 500.
  • True - correct.
    94%
     
  • False.
    5%
     
1625 responses
Which of the following is true?
  • TRUE. Before: more than one third of the people suffering from illnesses that need special treatment were denied exit from Gaza.
    71%
     
  • TRUE. Before: most hospitals were relying on back-up generators for extended periods of time.
    67%
     
  • TRUE. After: 13 medical personnel have been killed and 22 medical personnel injured while on duty since December 27, 2008.
    68%
     
  • TRUE. After: three hospitals (Al Wafa Hospital, Al Fata Hospital and Al Quds Hospital) were all hit by the Israeli army.
    79%
     
1625 responses