October 2015


Main reports: In mid-September 2015, the Egyptian authorities carried out operations to close illegal trade tunnels connecting Gaza and Egypt. At the same time, slow donor aid disbursements and restrictions on imports continue to delay the Gaza reconstruction process.

From 5 to 7 October, the 12th Expotech Technology Week took place simultaneously in the West Bank and Gaza.

This month The Bulletin interviews Ms. Ola Awad, President of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics since 2009 and President- elect of the International Association for Official Statistics.

In Q2 2015, the stock of investments of Palestinian residents outside Palestine (total external assets) exceeded investments in Palestine by non-residents (total foreign liabilities).