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Unequal access to clean water threatens international peace

Unequal access to clean water threatens international peace

Mar 22, 2013

Unequal access to clean water still remains one of the world’s biggest abuses of human rights and challenges to development – creating millions of avoidable illnesses and deaths every year.

ACT ready to respond in Gaza

ACT ready to respond in Gaza

Nov 19, 2012

ACT Palestine is ready to mobilise humanitarian assistance in Gaza for the victims of the escalating conflict between Hamas and Israel.

Gaza's farmers still strangled by the blockade

Gaza's farmers still strangled by the blockade

Mar 07, 2011

Gaza’s farmers have the potential to export 2300 tonnes of strawberries, 55 million carnation flowers and 714 tons of cherry tomatoes every year, after meeting the demands of its local market

ACT: flotilla attack “a crime”

ACT: flotilla attack “a crime”

May 31, 2010

Israeli military forces attack flotilla of aid for Gaza killing 10 people.

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About Israel
  • Population: 7.2 million (UN, 2009)
  • Seat of government: Jerusalem, though most foreign embassies are in Tel Aviv
  • Area: Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics cites 22,072 sq km (8,522 sq miles), including Jerusalem and Golan
  • Major languages: Hebrew, Arabic
  • Major religions: Judaism, Islam, Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 79 years (men), 83 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 new Israeli shekel (NIS) = 100 new agorot
  • Main exports: Computer software, military equipment, chemicals, agricultural products
  • GNI per capita (Israel only): US $24,700 (World Bank, 2008)