Tagged: Economy

West Bank Poverty May Double Over Pandemic: World Bank News & Analysis
Aljazeera

West Bank Poverty May Double Over Pandemic: World Bank

Israel controls all aspects of the Palestinian economy, what can and cannot be imported/exported, what taxes are levied, and the mobility of Palestinian workers. Now, the pandemic is adding another layer of restrictions.

on June 1, 2020
Coronavirus ‘extremely dangerous’ for Palestinian areas, UN envoy warns News & Analysis
Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel

Coronavirus ‘extremely dangerous’ for Palestinian areas, UN envoy warns

The Palestinian economy has been crumbling for decades as a result of 70+ years of Israeli military occupation. But the coronavirus closures are now adding another element of economic suffocation. Ending Israel's military occupation is the only way out.

on April 13, 2020
Palestinian stock exchange closes amid coronavirus outbreak News & Analysis
Reuters

Palestinian stock exchange closes amid coronavirus outbreak

Decades of Israeli occupation make for an extremely weak West Bank economy. Now, the Covid-19 pandemic is exacerbating these conditions, making a looming crisis a closer reality.

on March 23, 2020
Fact Sheet: Palestine’s Occupied Economy Fact Sheets
IMEU

Fact Sheet: Palestine’s Occupied Economy

The IMEU provides a fact sheet on the Palestinian economy. The Palestinian economy in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza is subject to severe restrictions imposed by Israel’s occupying army, most notably the limiting of freedom of movement for people and goods and the theft of natural resources. (Photo: Aafar Ashtiyeh / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images)

on June 19, 2019
Dr. Farouq Ahmad Zuaiter (“Abu Abbas”) - In Memoriam Palestinian Profiles
IMEU

Dr. Farouq Ahmad Zuaiter (“Abu Abbas”) - In Memoriam

Dr. Farouq Ahmad Zuaiter passed away on February 15, 2018. “Abu Abbas” as he was referred to often was a highly respected financial executive, investment manager and a significant contributor to the economic growth of the Palestinian economy in the face of Israeli occupation.

on February 26, 2018
Israel Resists US Push for Opening Palestinian Economy News Roundup
John Reed, Financial Times

Israel Resists US Push for Opening Palestinian Economy

The US is facing strong resistance as it presses Israel to ease its controls on the Palestinian economy as part of Washington’s efforts to revive the moribund peace process, according to Palestinian and US officials.

on June 19, 2017
404 Not Found: How Silicon Valley Forgot Palestine Op-Eds & Analysis
Gisel Kordestani, Venture Beat

404 Not Found: How Silicon Valley Forgot Palestine

At times, the most ordinary of occurrences leaves a lasting impact. Such was the case when a student, by simply arriving late to an event, transformed how Google, and I, understand the politics of tech in Israel and Palestine. As Google’s Director of New Business...

on June 4, 2017
50 Years on, Israel Keeps Tight Grip on Palestinian Economy News Roundup
Karin Laub and Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press

50 Years on, Israel Keeps Tight Grip on Palestinian Economy

Fuad Maraita’s alarm goes off at 3:30 a.m. His hometown of Salfit, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, still lies in darkness. He drinks a cup of strong Arabic coffee and a glass of milk in silence. A few minutes later, he slings a cloth bag with his lunch over his shoulder...

on June 4, 2017
Palestinian Farmers Accuse Israeli Settlers of Stealing Harvest from 400 Olive Trees News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Palestinian Farmers Accuse Israeli Settlers of Stealing Harvest from 400 Olive Trees

Palestinian farmers in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus reported on Monday that Israeli settlers stole the harvest of 400 olive trees planted on their private lands.

on November 8, 2016
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