Archive for the ‘Palestine’ Category

The Economics of Famine

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an article on soaring prices for goods in the Gaza Strip: Prices for basic goods in the Gaza Strip have spiralled after the closure of its border crossing with Egypt worsened wartime scarcity, sending the cost of a single cigarette as high as $20 and forcing families to sell jewellery […]

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Even With Gaza Under Siege, Some Are Imagining Its Reconstruction

Courtesy of The New York Times, a report on how international development agencies have been meeting with Middle East business interests and urban planners to map out an economic future for the territory: On a December morning in central London, more than two dozen people drawn from influential institutions across the Middle East, Europe and […]

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On Call: The Workers Risking Their Lives to Restore Gaza’s Phone Network

Courtesy of The New York Times, a report on Paltel: When Mohammed Sweirky prepared to leave for a work trip in January to repair telecommunications infrastructure that had been destroyed in northern Gaza, his wife and children pleaded with him not to go. Fighting between Israeli troops and Hamas members was still raging in the […]

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