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Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations in Beirut has published the English version of 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 616-page book, edited by Dr. Mohsen Mohammad 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 13 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: The Palestinian National Authority: Studies of the Experience and Performance 1994-2013
– Edited by: Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh
– Publication Year: 2019 (1st edition)
– Hardcover: 616 pages
– Price: $40
>> Free Downlaod: Chapters 2, 3, 7 and 9


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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 young researchers. It offers an academic methodological documented study of the PA’s experience. It was academically edited, reviewed, and documented.

Al-Zaytouna Centre is offering four chapters for free download.


The Palestinian National Authority: Studies of the Experience and Performance 1994-2013
Chapter Title Download
Two The Performance of the PA Presidency 1994-2013 Click here
(49 page, 1.1 MB)
Three The Performance of the Palestinian Governments 2003-2013 Click here
(61 page, 1.2 MB)
Seven The PA Economic Indicators 1994-2013 Click here
(59 page, 2.6 MB)
Nine The Performance of the PA: Security Forces Click here
(61 page, 1.3 MB)


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Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations, 2/7/2019