UN issued Saturday, September 17, 2022 a report that lists a number of strategic components that, if implemented by the parties and their partners, can help to turn around the current downward trend on the ground, strengthen the Palestinian economy and institutions, and keep the two-State solution viable until formal negotiations can resume.
This report outlines a package, which consists of the following four components: (I) addressing the ongoing causes of conflict and instability; (ii) bolstering Palestinian institutions and addressing the issue of Palestinian governance; (iii) enhancing access, movement, and trade and thereby paving the way for the expansion of the Palestinian economy; and (iv) more closely coordinating the framework of economic and administrative relationships with the economic environment.
The report, released by the office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO) for the upcoming meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) in New York on September 22, 2022, warns of the widening gap between the political path that has stalled and the negative trajectory on the ground and the progress made since the founding of the Palestinian Authority (PA), which is nearing the point of being unsustainable and endangering the historic ad hoc liaison committee (OPT). It urges prioritizing the urgent need to make sure that the PA is prepared for statehood.
The research also issues a warning over the OPT’s existing fragmentation, which is limiting the Palestinian economy’s room for expansion, increasing humanitarian needs, and conflict, and undermining the viability of a future Palestinian State.
It outlines steps to further ease Israeli movement and access restrictions in the West Bank and Gaza and improve Palestinian access to land and resources, better link the conflict, and undermining the viability of a future Palestinian State. It outlines steps to further ease Israeli movement and access restrictions in the West Bank and Gaza and improve Palestinian access to land and resources.