Mohammed Samhouri is a Palestinian economist and
academic. He is a former senior economic advisor in the
Palestinian Authority (1995-2005) and a former senior
fellow and lecturer at Brandeis University’s Crown
Center for Middle East Studies (2006-08). This article
is based on a recently published paper by the author
titled “Revisiting the Paris Protocol: Israeli-Palestinian
Economic Relations, 1994-2014,” Middle East Journal,
Vol. 70, No. 4 (Autumn 2016), pp. 579-607.
Only with full Palestinian sovereignty over the land occupied in 1967 can the Palestinian
economy regain lost ground, recover the ability to function and grow, and secure the
requisite conditions to proceed on the path of sustainable development.