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To protect Israel’s colonial project, Palestinians are treated like a humanitarian project

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The latest report on Palestine by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) displays the increasing deterioration of the Palestinian economy as a result of dependence upon Israel and the ongoing Israeli military occupation. The Palestinian economy is reported to be “near collapse”, while Gaza is deemed “increasingly becoming unliveable”, echoing the UN warnings that the enclave would reach the threshold by 2020.

Palestinian Authority Economy Minister Khaled Ossaili responded to the report by stating that the PA is “moving forward in disengaging from the economy of the occupying power by taking more decisions that will enhance and strengthen our national economy.” Seeking amendments to the Paris Protocol, which makes the Palestinian economy subservient to Israeli demands, is one measure mentioned by Ossaili. Donor countries, he said, should be urged to “shoulder their responsibilities in ending the Israeli occupation,” while liaising with........

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