Israel’s occupation of Palestine increasing unemployment and poverty: UN
The UN says Palestine’s gross domestic product (GDP) would be twice what it currently is if not for Israel’s occupation.
According to a report released by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on Tuesday, the removal of Israel’s occupation would also significantly reduce unemployment and poverty.
“Without occupation, the economy of the occupied Palestinian territory could produce twice the GDP it currently generates," said the report.
Citing several studies, the report highlights the channels in which Tel Aviv is depriving the Palestinians of their basic human right of development and hollowing out Palestine’s economy.