Author: Leah Potter

Leah lives on Bainbridge Island, WA. Her interest in journalism started at a young age. She started contributing to publications in her home town at age seven, and continued to write for local publications throughout high school. Leah led her high school’s newspaper as editor in chief, and when not writing for The Borgen Project, works as a contributing news editor for the GW Hatchet.

EAST JERUSALEM — Poverty plagues the Palestinian territories, consisting of Gaza and the West Bank. Since the creation of the state of Israel, the two regions have had a contentious relationship, conflicting over land and resource allocation. In recent years, key facts and figures in Palestinian territories have shown that the region’s economy is in decline. During the Oslo peace process, between 1993-2000, it was speculated that Palestinian territories would experience more economic growth. However, as conflict developed with Israel, the economy experienced major setbacks. Mary Koussa, a communications associate for the World Bank, said, “Over time, the Palestinian economy…

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