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Who's going to pay for Palestinian budget gap?

The new Palestinian state budget is being criticized both for its approval process and its expenditures, which some critics say favor administrative items at the expense of other sectors.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures as he speaks to the media in the West Bank city of Ramallah January 23, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman   - RTX23PR4
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RAMALLAH, West Bank — The recently approved 2016 Palestinian general budget is garnering a lot of criticism from legislators who consider it lopsided at best, and possibly illegal.

The $4.25 billion budget is marked by high administrative spending but no allocations for development expenses, leading some Palestinian citizens to fear the government will impose more taxes to reduce the budget gap financing.

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