UN: Israeli Occupation Sapping East Jerusalem Economy

The Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem is driving its Palestinian residents into deeper economic isolation and they face far greater poverty than Jewish neighbors, said a U.N. report on the city at the heart of the Middle East conflict.
The U.N. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report, published on Thursday, is the first comprehensive investigation into the East Jerusalem economy carried out by the United Nations.
It comes as U.S. President Barack Obama tries to …

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