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Lifting Restrictions and Promoting Better Regulation to Unleash the Potential of the Digital Economy in Palestine

Jerusalem, March 31st, 2016 – A new World Bank report estimates the Palestinian mobile sector revenue losses at more than US$1 billion in the last three years. The Palestinian Authority’s fiscal losses for the same period are as high as US$184 million, counting non-collected VAT alone, up to 3.0% of the GDP. The report, Missed Opportunity for Economic Development, highlights …

Civil servants of former Hamas govt receive salary payments

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Civil servants of the former Hamas-run government in Gaza received a payment of $1,200 on Wednesday after the Palestinian Authority transferred millions of dollars to the Strip to pay long-overdue salaries. As of 8:00 a.m., former civil servants were able to go to post offices across …