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Palestinians: Occupation cost economy $6.9b in 2010


The Palestinian Ministry of Finance estimates that the Israeli occupation of the West Bank cost its economy $6.89 billion in 2010. The UN partly financed the study, which stated that were it not for the occupation, the Palestinian economy would be nearly double its actual size. However, $3.8 billion of the economic losses, 55% of the total, are attributed to indirect costs, which cannot be verified due to a lack of data.

Globes, Israel

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