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Corruption in Palestine

The poll also indicated that Palestinians believe upper political echelon responsible for corruption

Jerusalem24 – The Coalition for Accountability and Integrity- AMAN conducted a public opinion poll in
the West Bank, (including East Jerusalem) and the Gaza Strip.

The purpose of this poll is to monitor the change in citizens’ perceptions and level of awareness of the reality of corruption.

Results of the poll revealed four main issues that citizens believe must be given priority to be solved, these are: the prevalence of corruption, ending the Israeli occupation, the economic issues and the internal political division with 28%, 23%, 23% and 13% respectively.

28% of respondents indicated that the increase in the widespread of corruption poses the most important challenge to be solved. This percentage was higher among residents of villages, small towns and refugee camps. Similarly, the percentage was higher among government and private sector employees.

Protesters carrying photos of slain political activist, Nizar Banat, during a protest in Ramallah.

The abovementioned is accompanied by poor transparency in the management of many public issues arising from the CORONA pandemic and the declaration of a state of emergency by the Palestinian Authority (PA). This is exemplified by the distribution of the CORONA vaccine at some stages, as well as through the mechanisms by which the financial assistance was distributed to those affected.

Other examples include measures taken in addressing the killing of the activist Nizar Banat where public freedoms, including freedom of expression and the right to assembly were violated. All of which led to weaken citizens’ confidence in the system.

In this episode of Wake Up Palestine, Mohammad Hamayel speaks with Lana Tawasha; the M&E &Planning Manager at AMAN. As she explains more details about the poll, the situation of corruption in Palestine and what should be done about it.

To download the poll for yourself click here

 

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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