Tag: West Bank

Palestinian authority is corrupt

By Aryeh Savir

Tazpit News Agency Photo credit: Ehud Amiton/ Tazpit News Agency.

A poll recently published by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PCPSR) reveals that the majority of Palestinian Arabs believe their government is corrupt, that there is no freedom of press under the Palestinian Authority and that Arabs living under Palestinian rule cannot freely criticize the Authority without fear of retribution.

The poll was conducted separately among Arabs living in Gaza and Judea and Samaria.

A total of 72.9% answered that there is corruption in PA institutions under the control of President Abu Mazin. 61.6% think there is corruption in PA institutions under the control of the Hamas government in the Gaza Strip.

Only 23% believe that freedom of the press exists in the West Bank. 15% believe the same freedom exists in the Gaza Strip.

The majority of Palestinians believe that their life under PA and

Big step for new Palestinian city

Access road to Rawabi approved; planner: Israelis welcome to buy apartments Tani Goldstein

After a four-year wait, the planners of Rawabi received Israel’s permit to pave an access road to the new Palestinian town of and will embark on the work Sunday.

The announcement was made Wednesday by Palestinian millionaire Bashar al-Masri, who owns the construction company tasked with building the new West Bank city.

Al-Masri lauded Israel’s Civil Administration for granting the permit. “I doubt whether the establishment of any other city in the world faced so many bureaucratic obstacles, but the important thing is that it’s en route to being built,” he told Ynet. “This is a big step in the right direction.”