2017-02-24

More than 2 Years After “Protective Edge,” Gaza’s Economy Still Stalled

A few months after the deadly and devastating hostilities which took place during the summer of 2014 (Israel’s military “Operation Protective Edge”), Gisha – The Legal Center for Freedom of Movement – convened senior representatives from the five leading economic sectors active in the Gaza Strip: agriculture, textiles, furniture, food processing and information and communications…

Construction worker in the Gaza Strip

Unemployment in Gaza Rose in Q3

The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics published last week its employment figures for the third quarter of 2016, which paint a troubling picture of continually rising unemployment rates, and a stagnating economy. Gaza’s unemployment rose from 41.7% in the previous quarter to 43.2%, in the third quarter. Unemployment in the West Bank was much lower…