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How Israel's economy is faring eight months into war with Hamas

Despite a contraction after the initial onset of the war, Israel's economy has rebounded dramatically.
One flashpoint raised by the Israel-Hamas War has been the continued exemption of ultraorthodox Jews from military service.
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Above, a Palestinian boy kicks a ball in front of the rubble from a house destroyed in heavy fighting in the West Bank city of Jenin on May 24.
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Possible severing of Israeli-Palestinian banking ties stirs worries

May 28, 2024
If the Israeli finance minister's threat is carried out, the Palestinian economy — and the Palestinian Authority — could be starved of revenue.
Vandalized aid trucks on the Israeli side of a barrier with the West Bank. Before the Hamas attack of Oct. 7, many more Palestinians earned paychecks by working in Israel.
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"There is no economic solution for a political problem": The state of the Palestinian economy

Eight months into the Israel-Hamas war, here's what the Palestinian economy looks like.
The war in Gaza has sent massive shockwaves through the already struggling Palestinian economy.
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Pro-Palestinian student protests spread across Europe

May 17, 2024
As the Israel-Hamas conflict continues, students are calling for their universities to cut financial and institutional ties with Israel.
Demonstrators march near the University of Amsterdam during a pro-Palestinian protest on May 9.
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