Economic growth in the OPT over the past two decades was insignificant and volatile, with growth neither fairly distributed nor inclusive. Palestine continues to face high unemployment and poverty rates, deteriorating living conditions and a growing trade deficit. The Palestinian taxation scheme is structurally complex due to the occupation’s domination of most legal mechanisms related to taxation, not to mention its complete control over borders and ports. Furthermore, the taxation system is linked to the Paris Protocol, which has sustained the occupation’s hegemony and did not grant the Palestinian Authority (PA) any sovereignty over taxation.

Read the full country report here: Fair Tax Monitor OPT 2018