PMA annual report shows economic mismatch between Gaza and West Bank


In 2011, the Palestinian territories suffered differential effects from fiscal austerity and the global slowdown, alongside the impact of Israeli sanctions, governor Jihad Alwazir wrote in the introduction to the Palestine Monetary Authority's (PMA) annual report for 2011.

Despite the unfavourable environment, the Palestinian economy continued to achieve high growth rates, Alwazir said. The overall economy grew 9.9% in 2011, but the figure masks a wide disparity in growth rates. The Gaza Strip

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