One of the "cases of arson": A resident of Um el-Fahem burned garbage in the Arab city.

Despite Provocations by Right-wing Politicians & Police: “We Still Don’t Know Which Blazes Were Arson”

The head of the investigation into the wave of devastating fires that swept Israel last month sought on Saturday, December 3, to downplay claims that the blazes were started deliberately, casting doubt on police and right-wing politicians’ cries of “arson terrorism” during and in the aftermath of efforts to contain the flames. Channel 2 reported…

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…