East Mediterranean


Palestine remains a festering sore on dreams of pan-Arab nationalism, with no seeming resolution in sight.

State of Play

Marred by 70 years of conflict, Palestine faces immense political and economic challenges. The territories suffer massive water and electricity shortages, and while the Gaza Marine gas field could provide relief, Shell’s 2018 exit suggest the field won’t be developed any time soon.

2019 In Numbers
Unemployment (West Bank) 19 %
Unemployment (Gaza) 54 %
Aid Share of Rev. 19 %
Wage Share of Spend 44 %
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