• Often intertwined with foreign investment, many sectors, such as agriculture and water use, have seen a marked rise in development in recent decades.

  • Article // Oct 10, 2014
    Geoffrey Aronson
    This summer’s war between Israel and Hamas, like the previous rounds -- Operation Cast Lead in 2008-2009 and Operation Pillar of Cloud in 2012 -- exacted a terrible cost not only in human lives (more than 2,100 Palestinians and 73 Israelis ) but also in the wholesale destruction of Gaza’s infrastructure. The Palestinian Authority estimates reconstruction and rehabilitation costs of the recent conflict to exceed $4 billion, more than two times Gaza’s GNP. More than 50 nations are expected to convene in Cairo on October 12 for a one-day pledging conference to mobilize international support for this reconstruction and economic rehabilitation.