- Chicago Tribune: America’s opponents in the Mideast see divine retribution in US’s financial meltdown,
Washington Post: US enemies in Mideast gloat over financial crisis,
both article-versions by Paul Schemm, Associated Press (11 October 2008).
- Atlanta Journal Constitution: OFFICE DEPOT: European sales target for growth, by Shelley Emling (4 October 2008).
This articles describes Office Depot attitude toward Israel as nothing more than a rich potential market.
- Washington Post
Israel releases 5 prisoners in Hezbollah swap, by Ali Daragmeh, Associated Press (6 August 2008).
- Ynet News: Report: UN to demand Israel pay Lebanon $1 billion, by Roee Nahmias (6 September 2008).
Quote from article “UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will demand that Israel pay Lebanon $1 billion in compensation over damages caused during the Jewish state’s 2006 war against Hizbullah… According to the report, the sum, based on World Bank appraisals, is aimed at covering the environmental and material damages caused by the Second Lebanon War, to neighboring countries as well. The fundamental part of the compensation demanded is for the damage caused to the Lebanese coast due to an oil spill following an Israeli bombing of a southern Beirut power plant, which the Lebanese said had caused ‘an ecological disaster.’”
- Chicago Tribune AP Interview: Blair says West Bank life must improve at faster pace, asks Israel to ease bans,
Washington Post Blair to AP: West Bank downward spiral halted,
both article-versions by Karin Laub, Associated Press (5 September 2008) – describes details of how growth is still slow largely because of Israeli restrictions – “… the World Bank said in a report in April that the Palestinian economy won’t grow this year, largely due to Israeli movement restrictions.”.
- Christian Science Monitor: In one town, Gazans yearn for previous Israeli presence, by Rafael D. Frankel (12 August 2008).
This article describes the economic decline in a Palestinian village that had been located in the center of Israeli settlements in Gaza, wherein it had enjoyed full employment. These days following the withdrawal of the settlements and then the Israeli blockade, the village has fallen on hard times in comparison, and regrets it.
- Washington Post
Gazans line up outside banks as cash runs out, by Ibrahim Barzak, Associated Press (11 August 2008) – describes impact of Israeli blockade on Gaza money supply to civilians.
- Atlanta Journal-Constitution,
Raids, budget shortfall _ a double blow for Abbas, by Karin Laub, Associated Press (27 July 2008).
- Philadelphia Inquirer (22 June 2008),
Washington Post (15 June 2008)
West Bank poverty pushes boys into work force, by Muhammed Muhaisen, Associated Press (thus dropping out of school at very young age).
- New York Times: At West Bank conference, dreams of investment, by Isabel Kershner (22 May 2008).
This article describes the investment conference held in Bethlehem which was part of the Annapolis peace effort – only obstacle – Israeli restrictions on building and movement.
- New York Times: The Day After Peace: Designing Palestine, by James Bennet (15 May 2008).
This article describes a plan for a Palestinian State put together by American professional city planners that includes a transportation-communications-utility arc stretching from Jenin in the north through to Jerusalem in the center and onto Nablus in the south and then across to Gaza, reactions to it from an array of Palestinians, Israelis and others both technically and politically.
- Peace Now - The Socioeconomic status in the settlements is higher than the Israeli average – December 2009 (10 December 2009).
- World Bank - A Palestinian State in Two Years: Institutions for Economic Revival (22 September 2009).
- World Bank - Palestinian Economic Prospects: Gaza Recovery and West Bank Revival (8 June 2009).
- Gisha - Two Years of Gaza Closure by the Numbers: June 2007- June 2009 (a statistical study of the Israeli blockade of Gaza).
- Israeli European Policy Network - Historical Political and Economic Impact of Jewish Settlements in the Occupied Territories, by Shaul Arieli, Roby Nathanson, Ziv Rubin, Hagar Tzameret-Kertcher (June 2009).
- Peace Now - The Price of the Settlements in the 2009-2010 Budget Proposal – June 2009 by Hagit Ofran (June 2009).
- World Bank - Economic Monitoring Note for West Bank and Gaza (April 2009).
- World Bank - West Bank and Gaza: Assessment of Restrictions on Palestinian Water Sector Development (April 2009).
- United Nations - Agriculture Sector Report: Impact of Gaza Crisis (2 March 2009).
- World Bank - West Bank and Gaza: The Economic Effects of Restricted Access to Land in the West Bank (21 August 2008).
- Association for Civil Rights in Israel – East Jerusalem – Facts and Figures, by (June 2008).
- COHRE – The Gaza Strip: A Humanitarian Implosion (March 2008) – “This report describes the humanitarian crisis in Gaza in economic terms going back to the beginning of the Israeli occupation in 1967.”
- World Bank - Reforming Prudently Under Pressure: Health Financing Reform and the Rationalization of Public Sector Health Expenditures (2008).
- International Committee of the Red Cross – West Bank: food processing workshops in Tulkarem, by Bernard Barrett (29 June 2007) – “A new scheme to teach methods of preserving locally grown produce is creating an income for women in Tulkarem as well as creating valuable opportunities for them to make new friends and feel less isolated”.
- International Committee of the Red Cross – Supplying water to the West Bank, by Bernard Barrett (13 June 2007)
Quoted from website – “The ICRC is working hard with local people in the West Bank to ensure an uninterrupted supply of clean water to villages. Bernard Barrett reports on two recently completed projects.”
- International Committee of the Red Cross – West Bank and Gaza: ICRC household economy assessment (21 November 2006) – Quote from website – “The purpose of this assessment is twofold. The first objective is to get a sense of the impact on household economic security of the financial restrictions imposed on the Palestinian Authority after the election of the Hamas government. The second is to identify the indigent sections of the population, and to classify them by current income, expenditure patterns and coping mechanisms.”
- Arab Association for Human Rights – Official Unemployment Rate in Israel: Localities with an Unemployment Rate Higher than 10%, by (20 September 2002) – “25 out of 26 villages (towns) with an unemployment rate higher than 10% are Arabs.”
- Badil – Population : Housing & Property : Employment & Income : Poverty : Housing Conditions : Education : Health : Other Statistics
Statistical studies relevant to the Palestine/Israel conflict.
- Encyclopedia of the Palestine Problem, by Issa Nakhleh (1991)
- Hamoked - “Economic Exploitation of Occupied Territories” (1983?) – pertaining to HCJ 69/81 Abu âAita v. The Regional Commander of Judea and Samaria (judgment rendered 5 April 1983).
- Awartani, Hisham. âIsraelâs Economic Policies in the Occupied Territories: A Case for International Supervisionâ, in Playfair, Emma (ed.), International Law and the Administration of Occupied Territories, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK (1992), p 399.
- Jabr, Hisham. âFinancial Administration of the Israeli-Occupied West Bankâ, in Playfair, Emma (ed.), International Law and the Administration of Occupied Territories, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK (1992), p 377.
- Von Glahn, Gerhard. âTaxation under Belligerent Occupationâ, in Playfair, Emma (ed.), International Law and the Administration of Occupied Territories, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK (1992), p 341.