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Opinion: “The People Are Suffocating”: West Bank Economy Struggles Under Pressure From U.S. Congress


United States Congress

A report from the streets of Ramallah by Karl Vick. Palestinians say they are suffering from a loss in income, mainly caused by the still delayed $147 million on promised aid from the US. Some Republican members in the House of Representatives seem to punish the moderate Palestinian Authority for their application for membership of the UN last year. Now salaries dry up, people are laid off and have to sell their last properties in order to survive. Protests against the Palestinian government’s measures have already begun in Nablus.

Time, United States.

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