Severe pollution and Israel’s frequent attacks on fishing vessels have made it healthier for Gazans to eat farmed fish rather than fish caught at sea. Read more about Siege and sewage make farmed fish a temporary option for Gaza
Business & Economy
The five-story building housing the now abandoned Hamdanco sewing factory is filled with machines gathering dust; it used to be the place of employment of 130 workers, including sewers and administrative staff. Read more about Siege brings Gaza's garment industry to a halt
Few visitors make it to the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, causing the city’s tourism sector to suffer. Read more about Nablus, beautiful and unvisited
The Electronic Intifada contributor Ray Smith interviews Raja Khalidi, a senior economist with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, about the PA’s economic policies and its implications for statehood. Read more about Interview: Raja Khalidi on the neoliberal consensus in Palestine
The Palestinian Authority is preparing to establish a state in the near future. But the Palestinian economy remains strongly tied to Israel, and manufacturers are struggling to recover from the second Palestinian intifada. Read more about Boom times in the West Bank?
GAZA CITY, occupied Gaza Strip (IPS) - Palestinians are calling for boycotts against Israeli products and companies. But in the Gaza Strip — at the heart of the Israeli occupation — it is often impossible for residents to follow their own call to action. Read more about Palestinians urged to "Buy Gaza"
The Danish-British security firm G4S recently confirmed in a letter its involvement in the Israeli occupation and violations of international law — reported on last month by The Electronic Intifada. Adri Nieuwhof reports. Read more about Security firm G4S confirms involvement in Israel's occupation
Bashar Masri, the Palestinian businessman and CEO of the company that is developing the Rawabi luxury real estate project in the occupied West Bank, appears to be actively helping Israel deepen its hold on the Palestinian economy despite his earlier claims that he is trying to help end this relationship. Ali Abunimah reports. Read more about Rawabi developer Masri helps deepen Israel's grip on West Bank
On a recent afternoon, farmers bearing cartons of strawberries lined up in front of the office of a local agricultural organization in the northern Gaza Strip. “This is a moment that fills me with hope,” said Ibrahim al-Musallami, 58, one of the farmers. Read more about Gaza farmers pack strawberries and hope for export
BRUSSELS (IPS) - Arms traders are seeking to convince the European Union that publicly-funded scientific research grants should help develop weapons for future wars. In a series of secret discussions, Brussels officials and representatives of the arms industry are examining if the EU’s multi-billion euro “framework program” for research can be used for projects of a military nature. Read more about Israeli arms firm to benefit from EU-funded research