Tag Archives: Economics

PA Seeks WTO Membership

  Tuesday June 07, 2011 02:16 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies The Palestinian Authority in the West Bank in conducting preparations to ask for official membership at the World Trade Organization (WTO), or at least an observer status in the current stage. World Trade Organization The official Palestine News and Info Agency, WAFA, […]

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Siege brings Gaza’s garment industry to a halt

Rami Almeghari |The Electronic Intifada |3 May 2011 Equipment at the Hamdanco factory gathers dust. (Rami Almeghari) Near an abandoned sewing factory in Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, Mohammad Khamis Hamdan runs a small travel agency dedicated to serving pilgrims to the Saudi Arabia city of Mecca, Islam’s holiest site. Hamdan opened the travel agency […]

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2 million flowers in Gaza to rot if crossings not opened

[ 12/04/2011 – 05:59 PM ]   GAZA, (PIC)– Heads of the flower and berry societies, agricultural relief workers and farmers met on Tuesday to discuss the impacts of Israel’s closure of Gaza crossings on the export of wild flowers and berries to foreign markets. Two million flowers are stored in refrigerators waiting to be […]

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Gaza agriculture sector loses out on $36 million due to Israeli blockade

Monday, 07 March 2011 13:45 Palestinian truck drivers blocked the Karem Abu Salem Crossing because of the recent closure of the Karni crossing by Israel. The effect of Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip is such that the agricultural sector in the territory loses out on $36 million worth of business. The figures were presented […]

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The Enemy Within

by Jeff Gates / December 31st, 2010 The phrase “enemy within” brings to mind the image of a shadowy spy stealing military secrets. That was the case for Israeli master spy, Jonathan Pollard, jailed for 1980s espionage that compromised U.S. Cold War strategy. That phrase also describes those involved in a form of psy-ops that […]

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