November 2009


Main reports: Palestinian technology week took place on 2 – 6 November. 250 local and international IT companies participated in a conference on the first day and 46,000 people visited the exhibition throughout the week. International companies Microsoft, Google, Intel and Cisco were all present.

Nearly 140,000 tonnes of rubble has been removed to a crushing site in Gaza as part of a UNDP project. The rubble will be crushed and made into blocks, potentially for re-use in paving roads or as a building material.

The cornerstone of the new Al Jinan neighbourhood outside Jenin was laid by President Mahmoud Abbas on 13 October. The neighbourhood will include 1,000 housing units, a shopping centre, health clinic and other public services.

Wataniya Mobile began operating with 3.8MHz frequency on 1 November. The service starts with 40,000 users. Efforts continue to secure the release of the agreed 4.8MHz frequency.