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UN Study Outlines Cost of Occupation to Palestinian Territories

The Palestinian economy would be twice as large as it is now if there were no Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development. The UNCTAD report argues the Palestinian territories have all the makings of a viable independent state but cannot reach their potential as long as they remain occupied territories. Mahmoud Elkhafif, UNCTAD's coordinator for assistance to the Palestinian people, said the...

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