Infographic: The Palestinian Security Sector in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

The Palestinian Authority is paying more than $40m each month to keep its 33,550 security employees in Gaza on a leave of absence. Absentees in the security sector have added some $4.8bn to the PA’s wage bill over the past 10 years. Neither PA officials nor Hamas leaders have addressed this issue; instead, they continue to maintain the political divide that has been so harmful to the Palestinian quest for freedom and equality.

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Palestinian Vision organization (PalVision) produced this infographic drawing on the information in the works cited alongside.