News ID: 109325
Publish Date : 23 November 2022 - 21:33

UN: Zionist Occupation of Area C Costs Palestinians $2.5bn Annually

UNITED NATIONS (Dispatches) –Restrictions imposed by Zionist regime authorities on Palestinian development in Area C of the Occupied West Bank cost the Palestinian economy an estimated $50 billion between 2000 and 2020, the United Nations has said in a report. The UN found that the extra restrictions in Area C, which accounts for about 61 percent of the Occupied West Bank, had cost $2.5 billion per year. “Despite several UN Security Council and General Assembly resolutions that emphasize the illegality, under international law, of settlements and the acquisition of territory by force, they continue to grow and expand,” the UN’s development agency, UNCTAD, said.