Omar Shaban


A Palestinian flag and a Hamas flag (R) flutter atop the wreckage of a house, which witnesses said was destroyed during the seven-week Israeli offensive, in the east of Gaza City, Sept. 3, 2014.  (photo by REUTERS/Suhaib Salem)

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Donor pledges not enough to rehabilitate Gaza

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 | Omar Shaban, Contributor

The Palestinian Authority needs at least $15 billion to properly restore Gaza’s economy, while donors have only pledged $5.4 billion for interim reconstruction.

Gaza war bill estimated at $5 billion

Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 | Omar Shaban, Contributor

The Gaza Strip will have to undergo a third reconstruction in fewer than seven years, which will test the ability of the Palestinian factions to cooperate and respond effectively.

Hamas budget shows another tough year ahead for Gaza

Monday, Mar. 17, 2014 | Omar Shaban, Contributor

The Hamas government budget for 2014 is full of ambitious targets that most likely will not be met because of the current crisis and blockade.

Fixing Gaza's electricity crisis

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 | Omar Shaban, Contributor

Poor management and dubious contracts by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas are making an electricity crisis in Gaza worse.

Palestinians sideline EU on peace process

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 | Omar Shaban, Contributor

Despite EU aid, the Palestinian government is not insisting on a more prominent European role in the peace process.

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Omar Shaban is the founder and director of Palthink for Strategic Studies. An independent researcher and analyst specializing in Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict, he writes about developments in Palestine and the Arab world.

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