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Who benefit from wars?

War is a racket

Who is printing the money?

Follow the money trail

Rania Masri shared on FB

Destruction of the economy in Gaza:
– The biggest and best factories in the Strip were destroyed, which used to provide 70% of local market needs
– “The occupation forces attacked the entire national infrastructure on purpose.

It bombed the largest food factories to turn Gaza into a consumerist and unproductive market.”
– The industrial and agricultural sectors in Gaza had already been facing disastrous circumstances.

Even before the [Israeli] aggression started on July 7, the occupation controlled the quantity and types of products [entering Gaza] through the siege it imposed on the Strip, closing all but one of the commercial crossings.
– According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), “the unemployment rate in Gaza has reached 41 percent.”
– “This time, the war brought the Palestinian economy back to zero. This time, the economic sector sustained a powerful blow, losing more than $3 billion.”
– “the Israeli war machine destroyed dozens of factories, in addition to the annihilation of whole industrial zones and directly targeting poultry and cattle farms and fishing ports.”

Dorothy Davis shared on FB

Dorothy Davis's photo.
All Wars are Bankers’- Wars The United States fought the American Revolution primarily over King George III’s Currency act, which forced the colonists to conduct their business only using printed bank notes borrowed from the Bank of England at interestSee More

Private central banks that print the money are of course some of the biggest benefactors of the war economy.
They can fund both sides and make fortunes off of endless human suffering.
Can you read the names of weapons industries whose shares soar during wartimes?

Israel: Identity Crisis

Population estimates for 2011 collated from Israeli CBS, Palestinian CBS, OCHA and Badil.

Maps are illustrative, based on data collated from Israel CBS and OCHA.
ID matrix adapted from Helga Tawil-Souri. Additional facts from B’Tselem and Adalah.

Israel is a War Criminal's photo.

Population Data.
Central Bureau of Statistics, 2012. Statistical Abstract of Israel (accessed on 15 May 2014)
Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Population in the Palestinian Territory Mid-Year by Governorate,1997-2016 (accessed on 15 May 2014)
Badil, 2012. Survey of Palestinian Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons 2010 – 2012 (PDF)

Map data.
Central Bureau of Statistics, 2012. Statistical Abstract of Israel. (accessed on 15 May 2014)
OCHA, 2012. Humanitarian Atlas, December 2012 (accessed on 15 May 2014)

Helga Tawil-Souri, Social Text, vol.29 (2), 2011. “Colored Identity: The Politics and Materiality of ID Cards in Palestine/Israel” (PDF)

WB areas.
B’Tselem, 2013. What is Area C? (accessed on 15 May 2014)

Israel admissions.
Adalah, 2011. Adalah NGO Report to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Arab Palestinian Citizens of Israel (PDF)




March 2023

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