Poverty in Gaza Increases: Palestinian Committee

Gaza, MINA – Israeli blockade has made the lives of Palestinians deteriorate day by day. Even, according to the Palestinian Committee, for many years, 85 percent of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip has been under the poverty line.

Looking at the humanitarian situation in Gaza, Palestinian Committee calls on the international community to end Israeli occupation in Gaza Strip.

“Meanwhile, according to the Palestinian Committee, the average daily income per capita of Palestinians in Gaza is a maximum of only US $2. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate reaches 65 percent among young people, “as reported by the Daily Sabah on Tuesday, October 1.

Palestinians have often demonstrated against high unemployment in the Gaza Strip. More than 300 thousand workers are registered now as unemployment amid the deteriorating economic conditions in Palestine.

The number is increasing every day as a result of the suspension of important projects in Palestine because of the Israeli blockade.

In addition, severe economic conditions have also caused the closure of shops, businesses or factories that have been severely affected by the blockade for years.

In September, the World Bank warned that the Gaza economy had plummeted. They also called for Israel and the international community to take immediate action to avoid destruction in Palestinian territories.

Since 2007, the Gaza Strip has been under the blockade of Israel and Egypt. It has paralyzed and destroyed the economy of Palestinians.

In addition, the blockade also robbed nearly two million Palestinians of access to important commodities including food, fuel, and medicines.

The United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA) previously stated that there were currently around 620 thousand Gaza people living in poverty. This means that they cannot meet their basic food needs and must survive on $ 1.6 per day.

Nearly 390 thousand Palestinians in Gaza are absolutely poor. With poverty and high unemployment, many Palestinians depend on the services provided by UNRWA. (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)