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A Stolen Yield: The Cost of Israeli Restrictions on Palestinian Farming

5 June 1967 marks the start of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian West Bank and Gaza Strip. Today, nearly half a century later, the occupation continues to have a devastating impact on the daily lives of Palestinians. A graphic example of this impact can be seen through the Israeli restrictions exerted on the Palestinian economy.

The infographic "A Stolen Yield" highlights the economic losses faced by Palestinian farmers, amounting to at least $2.2 billion each year. These losses result from Israeli land expropriation, severe restrictions on water and fertiliser use, and restrictions on international trade. 

At the same time, Israeli settlers benefit from farming stolen land in the West Bank, and Israelis exploit over 80% of the water extracted each year from the mountain aquifer in the occupied West Bank.

 
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