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Table of Contents

List of Contributors

Chapter One: The Internal Palestinian Scene

First: The Caretaker Government in Ramallah 
Second: The Caretaker Government in GS 
Third: The Dialogue and the Placement of the Palestinian House in Order 
Fourth: The Elections 
Fifth: The Palestinian Liberation Organization 
Sixth: The Sixth Congress of Fatah 
Seventh: Internal Security and the Problem of Security 
Eighth: Repercussions of the War on GS and Goldstone Report

Chapter Two: The Israeli-Palestinian Scene
First: The Israeli Internal Political Scene
1. The 18th Knesset Elections
2. Election Results Analysis
3. The Ruling Coalition: Alliance of Political Adversaries
4. The Continuous Disintegration of Parties
5. Corruption Charges Against Israeli Politicians
6. Goldstone Report Unites the Israeli Political Parties
7. The Political Positions of the 1948 Palestinians
Second: The Most Prominent Population, Economic and Security Indicators
1. The Population Indicators
2. The Economic Indicators
3. The Military Indicators 
Third: Aggression and Resistance
1. The Killed and Wounded
2. Prisoners and Detainees
Fourth: The Israeli Position Towards the Internal Palestinian Scene
Fifth: The Path of the Political Settlement

Chapter Three: The Palestinian Issue and the Arab World
First: The Stands of the Arab League and the Arab Summit
1. Gaza Emergency Summit
2. Kuwait Economic Summit
3. The Doha Summit
Second: The Stances and Roles of Some Key Countries
1. Egypt
2. Jordan
3. Syria
4. Lebanon
5. KSA and Gulf Countries
Third: Developments of Normalization
1. Egypt
2. Jordan
3. Other Arab Countries
Fourth: The Arab Popular Stance and Its Orientations

Chapter Four: The Palestinian Issue and the Muslim World

First: The Organization of the Islamic Conference
Second: Turkey
1. Bilateral Relations with Israel
2. The Palestinian Track
3. Turkish Political Action
Third: Iran
Fourth: Malaysia
Fifth: Indonesia 
Sixth: Pakistan
Seventh: Commercial Exchange

Chapter Five: The Palestinian Issue and the International Situation
First: The Quartet
Second: The United States of America
Third: The European Union
1. The War on GS
2. The Establishment of the Palestinian State
3. Jerusalem
4. The Rejection of Settlement Construction
5. The Dialogue with Hamas
6. Financial Aid
Fourth: The Russian Federation
Fifth: China
Sixth: Japan
Seventh: The United Nations
1. Security Council
2. General Assembly
3. Economic and Social Council
4. The Goldstone Report
Eighth: International Non-Governmental Organizations
Ninth: The Regional Powers

Chapter Six: The Land and the Holy Sites

First: Islamic and Christian Holy Sites
1. Al-Aqsa Mosque
2. Jerusalem’s Islamic Holy Sites
3. Jerusalem’s Christian Holy Sites
4. Islamic and Christian Holy Sites in the Rest of Historic Palestine
Second: The Jerusalemites’ Suffering
1. The Demographic Battle’s Reality 
2. The Attempts to Expel the Palestinian Residents
3. Attempt to Promote Jerusalem as a Jewish Residential Center
Third: The Settlement and Judaization Process in Jerusalem
1. The Old City
2. The Neighborhoods Embracing the Old City
3. Municipal Boundaries
Fourth: The Struggle over Jerusalem’s Cultural Identity
1. Judaizing Names and Landmarks
2. Promoting Jerusalem as a Jewish City
3. Jerusalem, the Capital of Arab Culture
Fifth: Solidarity with Jerusalem Events
Sixth: Israeli Settlement Expansion
Seventh: The Israeli Bypass Roads
Eighth: Palestinian House Demolitions
Ninth: The Separation Wall
Tenth: Uprooting Fruit Trees
Eleventh: Palestinian Water Rights
Twelfth: Israeli Military Roadblocks
Thirteenth: The GS and the Israeli Occupation
1. Destruction of Agricultural Lands
2. Destruction of Infrastructure
3. Israel’s Control of More than 24% of the GS Area

Chapter Seven: The Palestinian Demographic Indicators

First: The Palestinian Population Worldwide
Second: The Demographic Characteristics of Palestinians
1. The WB and GS
2. Palestinian Territories Occupied in 1948 (Israel)
3. Jordan
4. Syria
5. Lebanon
6. Iraq
7. General Comparisons Among Palestinians
Third: The Palestinian Refugees
Fourth: Demographic Growth Trends
Fifth: Israeli Measures to Influence the Palestinian Demographics
Sixth: The Palestinian Emigration and Brain Drain
Seventh: The Palestinians Outside Palestine and the Right of Return

Chapter 8: The Economic Situation in the WB and GS

First: An Overview of the Leading Economic Indicators
1. GDP
2. The GDP per Capita 1999–2009
3. Consumption, Saving and Investment Indicators
4. Public Debt
Second: PA’s Fiscal Budget
1. Developments in the Fiscal Operations
2. Developments in the Financial Performance in 2009
Third: Work and Unemployment
1. Palestinian Labor Force and the Rate of Participation and Unemployment
2. Poverty
Fourth: Industrial and Agricultural Production
1. Industrial Activity
2. Agricultural Activity
Fifth: Consequences of the Economic Linkage to Israel
1. Keeping the WB and GS in a State of Self-Autonomy Without Sovereignty
2. Israeli Keenness for the Subordination of the Palestinian Economy
3. Palestinian Foreign Trade and Consolidating the Trade with Israel
4. Reliance on Israel for Sources of Energy
5. Competitive Israeli Goods and Products and Settlement Products
6. Israel’s Control over the Money It Collects on Behalf of the Palestinians
Sixth: Foreign Aid and Its Orientation
1. The Development and Sources of Foreign Aid for the PA in 2008 and 2009 
2. Planned and Actual External Funding in 2009
3. The Trends of Foreign Aid and the Developments in the Palestinian Economic Situation
Seventh: PA Management of the Economic Situation
1. The Government’s Performance to Face the Economic Repercussions of the Continued Palestinian Schism
2. The Government’s Performance to Provide Employment and Curb Unemployment
3. The Government’s Performance in Dealing with the Housing Problem
4. The Government’s Performance in Price Control
5. The Government’s Performance in Combating Expired Goods
6. The Government’s Performance in Solving Cash Liquidity Crisis, Especially in GS
Eighth: The Siege and Repercussions of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict on the Economic Situation
Ninth: Future Prospects for the Palestinian Economy
1. The Symbiotic Link Between Politics and Economy
2. The Purpose of Establishing Statehood and Ending the Occupation in Two Years
3. The Odds of Implementing PRDP 2008–2010 and the General National Plan of 2011–2013
4. Suggested Prospects to Alleviate the Crisis of the Palestinian Economy



List of Tables:

 Table 1/1: Results of Fatah Central Committee Elections 2009
Table 2/1: Classifications of Those Killed Outside Legal Channels According to the Region and Killing Background 2009

Table 1/2: Comparing the Outcome of the 18th Knesset Elections with That of the 17th Knesset Elections
Table 2/2: Population of Israel 2003–2009
Table 3/2: Number of Jewish Immigrants to Israel 1990–2009
Table 4/2: Israeli Gross Domestic Product 2003–2009
Table 5/2: Israeli GDP per Capita 2002–2009
Table 6/2: Total Israeli Exports and Imports 2006–2009
Table 7/2: Israeli Exports and Imports with Selected Countries 2006–2009
Table 8/2: American Aid to Israel 1949–2009
Table 9/2: Israeli Military Consumption 2003–2009
Table 10/2: The Killed and Wounded Among the Palestinians and the Israelis 2005–2009
Table 11/2: The Prisoners and Detainees in Israeli Jails 2009
Table 12/2: The Prisoners and Detainees in Israeli Jails According to Geographic Locations by the End of 2009
Table 13/2: The Prisoners and Detainees in Israeli Jails According to Their Legal Status by the End of 2009

Table 1/3: Israeli Exports and Imports with Some Arab Countries 2006–2009

Table 1/4: Israeli Trade with a Number of Non-Arab Muslim Countries 2006–2009

Table 1/5: European Financial Pledges for 2009, at the Sharm el-Sheikh Conference

Table 1/6: Excavations Under and Around al-Aqsa Mosque
Table 2/6: Construction and Expropriation Around al-Aqsa Mosque
Table 3/6: Demolished Houses in Jerusalem 2000–2009
Table 4/6: Number of Outposts Established During 1996–2009
Table 5/6: Abstractions from the Three Shared Aquifers Within WB and Israel 1999 
Table 6/6: Palestinian Abstractions from the Three Shared Aquifers 1999 and 2007
Table 7/6: Averages of Water Supplies and the Deficient Quantities

Table 1/7: Palestinian Population Worldwide Estimate According to Their Place of Residence at the End of 2009
Table 2/7: Comparing the Palestinian Total and Refugee Population in the WB and GS 2009
Table 3/7: Estimated Population Count According to the Governorate, Region and Sex at the End of 2009
Table 4/7: Selected Demographic Indicators for Palestinians According to Their Place of Residence
Table 5/7: Number of Individuals, Births and Families of the Palestinian Refugees Registered with UNRWA in Its Areas of Operations

Table 1/8: GDP in WB and GS 1999–2009
Table 2/8: Comparing the Israeli GDP to the Palestinian GDP 2005–2009
Table 3/8: GDP per Capita in WB and GS 1999–2009
Table 4/8: Comparison of the Israeli and Palestinian GDP per Capita 2004–2009
Table 5/8: Percentage of Total Consumption, Total Investment and Domestic Savings of the GDP 2000–2009
Table 6/8: Public Debt of the PA 2000–2009
Table 7/8: Public Revenues and Financing Sources 2008–2009
Table 8/8: Total and Development Expenditures 2008–2009
Table 9/8: The Development of the Actual Budget Balance for 2009 and Comparing It to the Estimate Budget 2008–2009
Table 10/8: Distribution of Persons Aged 15 Years and over in the WB and GS by Labor Force Status and Sex
Table 11/8: Distribution of Labor Force Participants Aged 15 Years and over in the WB and GS
Table 12/8: Unemployment Percentage Rate of Participants in the Labor Force Aged 15 Years and over in the WB and GS by Age Group
Table 13/8: General Framework of the Palestinian Labor Force in WB and GS 2008–2009
Table 14/8: Distribution of Employed Persons by Economic Activity for the Fourth Quarter of 2008 and the Quarters of 2009
Table 15/8: GDP by Economic Activity 1999, 2008 and 2009
Table 16/8: The Size of Agricultural Product and Its Contribution to the GDP 1999–2009
Table 17/8: Palestinian Foreign Trade, Selected Years
Table 18/8: Palestinian Foreign Trade 2008–2009
Table 19/8: Sources of Foreign Funding for the PA 2009
Table 20/8: Foreign Funding for PA 2009
Table 21/8: Pledges at Gaza Conference, Sharm el-Sheikh, 2/3/2009
Table 22/8: Total Losses of the Palestinian Economy
Table 23/8: Distribution of Direct Losses by Sector
Table 24/8: Estimates of the Costs of Reconstruction of GS According to the PA’s GERRP and EUNIDA
Table 25/8: Comparison of Average Monthly Imports Through GS Crossings During Different Periods