A Fatah-affiliated minister said Hamas should bear responsibility for the collapse of Gaza's infrastructure, as it continues to boycott municipal elections. The Islamic movement's spokesman hit back accusing the PA of complicity with Israel.
The Israeli army arrested five protesters on Wednesday night as they demonstrated in front of the Jerusalem mayor's residence against the demolition of Palestinian-owned houses in the occupied east of the city.
Gaza's unemployment rate increased by 50% in 2021 after its economy was decimated again by Israeli assaults. With more than 250,000 now unemployed in the besieged enclave, population increases in Gaza threaten to push many more into dire poverty.