Kerry, Quartet $4B Plan Will Fail Palestinians, Economists Warn
While it is unknown whether any agreement has been reached politically, US Secretary of State John Kerry has put the focus on economic planning, promising to raise $4 billion in investment for the Palestinian Authority. The investment will be part of a neo-liberal economic plan whose details were delegated to the Quartet to outline. The plan, says Palestinian economist Alaa Tartir, will further entrench Palestinian poverty and the dependency of the fragile Palestinian economy on that of Israel’s, i.e. the occupier’s.
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