World Bank: Struggling Palestinian economy loses billions over Israel's West Bank restrictions

  • by: KARIN LAUB , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 8, 2013 - 5:30 AM

JERICHO, West Bank — The Palestinians could expand their struggling economy by a third and slash their budget deficit in half if Israel allowed them to use 61 percent of West Bank territory that is now largely off-limits, the World Bank said Tuesday.

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