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West Bank Economics Are Key to Stabilizing the Palestinian Authority—or Forcing Its Collapse

The Washington Institute
31.5.24

If implemented in full, Israel’s latest tax, banking, and victim-compensation measures could bring the West Bank’s two decades of relative stability crashing down—along with any plans to have the PA play a postwar role in Gaza.

The main argument of the article "West Bank Economics Are Key to Stabilizing the Palestinian Authority—or Forcing Its Collapse" from the Washington Institute is that the economic policies and measures taken by Israel, particularly those initiated by Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, could destabilize or even collapse the Palestinian Authority (PA). These measures include withholding tax revenues, reducing financial transfers, and implementing laws that could drain the PA’s financial resources. The article emphasizes that the economic stability of the West Bank is crucial for maintaining the PA’s governance and security cooperation with Israel. The potential collapse of the PA could lead to increased violence, instability, and benefit extremist groups like Hamas.

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