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Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations in Beirut has published a new book entitled The Palestinian National Authority: Studies of the Experience and Performance 1994–2013. A select group of writers specialized in the Palestinian issue have participated in the writing this 757-page book, edited by Dr. Mohsen Moh’d Saleh.

This book endeavors to present a comprehensive study of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and its experience, nearly twenty years after the Oslo Accords and the establishment of the Palestinian National Authority, as there is now a need to probe this experience from its various aspects. This is so especially that it has failed to realize the quintessence of the concept on which it was based, which is to evolve from being a self-rule authority to becoming an independent state with full sovereignty over the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967 (the West Bank and Gaza Strip).

The book is composed of 15 chapters that examine all aspects related to the establishment of the PA and its legislative, judicial and presidential institutions, as well as the performance of its various governments.

Publication Information:


Title: Al-Sultah al-Wataniyyah al-Filastiniyyah: Dirasat fi al-Tajrubah wa al-Ada’ 1994–2013 (The Palestinian National Authority: Studies of the Experience and Performance 1994–2013).
Edited by: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh
Published in: 2015 (1st edition)
Hardcover: 757 pages
Price: $25


This book deals with the Palestinian internal situation, security forces, the position on resistance forces, and the economic, demographic, educational and health conditions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. It also addresses the problem of corruption in the Authority, its dealings with the media and its foreign relations.

This book is marked by the participation of a group of specialist researchers known for their competence, as well as the participation of a group of al-Zaytouna promising young researchers. This book has been in preparation for a year and a half; it offers an academic methodological documented study of the PA’s experience. It was academically edited, reviewed, and documented.

Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations, 13/4/2015