Thursday, September 13, 2012

Economic exploitation of Palestinians flourishes under occupation

The economic policies of PM Salam Fayyad have done nothing to alleviate economic hardships in Palestine [EPA]

Ali Abunimah-Aljazeera

The Israeli-occupied West Bank has been rocked by protests over the past week. What is unusual is that the target has not been Israeli occupation forces, but the Palestinian Authority (PA).

In Ramallah, Hebron, Nablus and other cities, people took to the streets to protest rising prices, and the economic regime imposed by the Israeli occupation that is faithfully implemented by the Palestinian Authority.

Initially it seemed the mini-uprising was part of an internal power play amid a rising fiscal crisis where a drop in foreign aid means the PA is chronically unable to pay salaries of its 150,000

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