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Fragility and Conflict in Palestine: The Costs of the Closures Regime on West Bank and Gaza

Sebnem Akkaya, Norbert Fiess, Bartlomiej Kaminski and Gaël Raballand

in Fragile States

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199693153
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731990 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693153.003.0006

Series: WIDER Studies in Development Economics

Fragility and Conflict in Palestine: The Costs of the Closures Regime on West Bank and Gaza

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Israeli security measures, which were increased in response to the Intifada in 2000, have imposed a major cost on the economy of the West Bank and Gaza, and are heavily undercutting its current and future developmental capacity. The closures regime—the multifaceted system of restrictions on the movement of goods and people both within the West Bank and Gaza and through Israel to the rest of the world—along with construction of the ‘Separation Barrier’ have fragmented the West Bank’s and Gaza’s economic space, and have further reduced their productive potential. The aim of this chapter is to estimate the economic costs of the closures regime on the Palestinian economy.

Keywords: Paris Protocol; Palestine; economic integration; closures regime; remittances; border; trade

Chapter.  8469 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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