Economic Viability of a Palestinian State in the West Bank and Gaza Strip: Is it Possible without Territorial Integrity and Sovereignty?

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Article/book #: 671
Title: Economic Viability of a Palestinian State in the West Bank and Gaza Strip: Is it Possible without Territorial Integrity and Sovereignty?
By: Leila Farsakh  
Published in: MIT Electronic Journal of Middle East Studies, volume 1
Date of issue: May 2001
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Commentary

Abstract:

The Economic Protocol between Israel and the Palestinians signed in Paris in 1994 has maintained that it is possible to establish economic growth in the West Bank and Gaza Strip without defining territorial integrity and sovereignty. Seven years after the signature of this agreement, though, the situation in the Palestinian areas has deteriorated rather than improved. This article argues that this deterioration is in large part due to the failure of the Oslo agreements signed to protect Palestinian territorial rights and to resolve questions of sovereignty.










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