Usually, the preparation and ratification of the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) budget is accompanied by a great deal of domestic and international anticipation due to the ongoing financial crisis plaguing the authority. This crisis has negatively affected the PA's popularity within Palestinian society, just as it reflects the balance of power within the Palestinian community between large companies, unions and civil society organizations. It acts as a litmus test for the PA's relationship with Israel. This time, however, the ratification came under different circumstances.
Old and new conditions