Tuesday, September 06, 2016

[ePalestine] UNCTAD: The staggering economic cost of occupation

Only $448 billion, and that was only up until year 2000!

This new economic report from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is of utmost importance. It focus on the damage done to the Palestinian economy by this prolonged Israeli occupation.

Here is the link to the press release. You may download the brief report in PDF here.

Be sure to watch for the upcoming analysis. The indefatigable Dr. Samia al-Botmeh, assistant professor in economics and researcher at the Centre for Development Studies at Birzeit University, and Dr. Raja Khalidi, MAS Research Coordinator, presented the report today at the Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute-MAS.

Dr. Samia al-Botmeh and Dr. Raja Khalidi, Sept. 6, 2016 at MAS


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