Thursday, February 2, 2012

Random chart - Area C

  • Over 60 percent of the West Bank is considered Area C, where Israel retains control over planning and zoning among other issues.
  • An estimated 150,000 Palestinians live in Area C, including 27,500 Bedouin and other herders.
  • More than 20% of communities in Area C have extremely limited access to health services.
  • Water consumption dips to 20 litres/capita/day (l/c/d) in communities without water infrastructure, one-fifth of the World Health Organisation’s recommendation.
  • Communities depending on tankered water pay up to 400% more for every liter than those connected to the water network.
  • 70% of Area C is off-limits to Palestinian construction; 29% is heavily restricted.
  • Less than 1% of Area C has been planned for Palestinian development by the Israeli Civil Administration.
  • 560 Palestinian-owned structures were demolished, including 200 residential structures and 46 rainwater cisterns and pools , by the Israeli authorities in Area C in 2011.
  • 1,006 people, including 565 children, lost their homes in 2011, over twice as many as in 2010.
  • Over 3,000 demolition orders are outstanding, including 18 targeting schools.
  • The planned expansion area of the around 135 Israeli settlements in Area C is 9 times larger than their built-up area. (B’Tselem).
  • Approximately 300,000 settlers currently live in Area C.

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