Here is a powerful and amazing statement on Aljazeera television. The woman is Wafa Sultan, an Arab-American psychologist from Los Angeles, USA.


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Deaths: 162 total — 119 soldiers and 43 civilians, Christians, Jews and Muslim.

4,262 civilians were treated for injuries in hospitals; of those, 1,489 were wounded; the other 2,773 suffered from shock, trauma and anxiety. Most of them still need help.

Orphans: 67 children. Many of them babies.

Buildings destroyed: No official figures, but tax authorities report more than 7,600 claims for damaged buildings.

Air strikes: 3970 Hezbollah rockets, 901 of them inside cities

Displaced people: 300,000 - 500,000

More than 1 million residents were forced to live in bomb shelters.
Most of those shelters must be re-equipped in order to be livable for extended periods.

$1.6 billion: The estimated cost of damage to the economy

$5.3 billion: The cost of the war

$335.4 million: The estimated compensation to be given to the population of northern Israel

$460 million: The amount of aid that will be given to local governments and emergency services in northern Israel

20 percent: The amount of decrease in tourism

$27 million: The amount of money lost in revenues by the hotels in northern Israel in one month of fighting.

$222 million: The total expected loss to the tourism industry

630: The number of factories in northern Israel that were closed

$1.4 billion: The amount of money businesses in northern Israel lost

1.5 percent: Estimated loss in GDP