September 2018


Main reports: As part of a series on Palestine’s industrial parks and special economic zones, this issue presents an interview with Palestinian Industrial Estates and Free Zones Authority (PIEFZA) CEO Dr. Ali Shaath and BMIP’s Operations Director Mr. Taher Danoun.

Mr Suleiman al-Zuhairi, Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology, is liasing with the Office of the Quartet (OQ) and other international organisations to respond to the expansion of Israeli Cellular Towers in the West Bank.

Donors respond to US Government funding cuts to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) by pledging additional support.

The Al-Quds index remained stable during August 2018, with a minor drop of 0.02%, reaching 536.9 points on the last day of trading.