Checkpoints and remittances: West Bank economy in tatters as war rages in Gaza

People & Profit


Israel’s offensive in Gaza following the October 7 Hamas attacks is reverberating in the West Bank. While not directly involved in the conflict, the Palestinian territory’s economy lies in tatters, in part because Israel revoked work permits for 130,000 Palestinians in the West Bank. We speak to a Palestinian entrepreneur about the broader challenges of running a business in the territory, including checkpoints, Israeli occupation and blocked financial flows. Amal Daraghmeh Masri is CEO and editor-in-chief of Middle East Business News and of Ougarit group, based in Ramallah.

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