The PA’s budget woes: A ‘political’ financial crisis

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The Palestinian Authority (PA) urgently needs $400 million to be able to provide services until next March, a planning advisor to the PA said on Sunday, as fears grow of an imminent financial collapse. Dr Estephan Salameh told local Palestinian media that “the Palestinian government is going through the worst crisis in a long time”. On Monday, he reiterated to The New Arab that “the crisis is partially due to the interruption of financial aid from international donors, especially the European Union, which hasn’t sent any aid at all to the PA for the year 2021”. “The PA has suffered a prolonged…

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