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Fayyad to Detail Palestinian Budget Crisis to Arab League

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad is set to outline the government’s budget crisis at an emergency meeting of the Arab League, and to urge members to deliver pledged aid. Palestinian officials said the meeting Tuesday in Cairo was called at the request of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, as the West Bank government struggles with […]

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Palestinian Government Blames Donor Shortfall for Wage Cuts

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Palestinian Authority says it can only pay its employees half their salary this month, as donors have failed to deliver on their pledges of financial aid. Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said Sunday the government has received only $330 million of the $971 million pledged for this year. He said the gap has […]

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Palestinians to Meet Next Week to Form Governing Body

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas met Tuesday in Cairo and appeared headed toward resolving differences hindering the formation of a unity government. Western news agencies say a meeting is scheduled for next week between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal where the two sides will unite on a candidate for prime minister […]

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UN Report: Economy Struggling In West Bank

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A new report from the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees says the West Bank’s economy is not doing as well as recent reports suggest. The report says accelerating unemployment and a decline in the purchasing power of working people’s wages are slowing economic growth. The report, released Wednesday, says that although employment in the […]

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