Omar Shaban

Omar Shaban is the Founder and Director of the Gaza-based PalThink for Strategic Studies an independent think tank with no political affiliation. He is an analyst of the political-economy of the Middle East and is a regular writer and commentator for the Arab and international media. Omar is a founder of Palestinian groups for Amnesty International, the deputy head of the board of Asala, an association promoting microfinance for women, and a member of the Institute of Good Governance.
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Interview – Les participants de la marche étaient à 99 % pacifiques, pourquoi les punir ?

Le politologue Omar Shaban critique la méthode de la «Marche du retour» qui s’est soldée par la mort de dizaines…
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Just for a Second, Imagine Living in Gaza – By Omar Shaban

This is why Palestinians marched to the border of Gaza and Israel, says Omar Shaban in Gaza City. On March…
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The World Bank report to donors meeting in Brussels puts Gaza at the heart of the event.

By Omar Shaban – Gaza The World Bank report, which came after the White House meeting last Tuesday on Gaza,…
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UN Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism (GRM) must come to an end; not to be reviewed

Omar Sha’aban – Palestine Introduction: The three relevant parties: UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Process, Nikolay Mladenov, Palestinian…
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Gaza on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe: Gaza humanitarian crisis exceeds numbers and percentage

Omar Shaban – Gaza The situation in the Gaza Strip is in need of a new evaluation, which the former…
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New Release: Gaza Possible Outcomes of Egypt, Hamas, and Dahlan Talks

(Note: The paper was translated from an Arabic version published by ARI in September 2017.) The latest talks between Egypt,…
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Are the Palestinians Ready for Independence?

By: Omar Shaban  The current Palestinian leadership does not appear ready for sudden independence. Despite the push for Palestinian statehood,…
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Egypt and Hamas—Cooperation in the Works? – By Omar Shaban

By: Omar Shaban  Egypt, which enjoys friendly relations with both the Palestinian Authority and Israel, understands that it must normalize…
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New Gaza War Inevitable without International Action

By: Omar Shaban  With the exception of the extremely slow reconstruction process of what was destroyed during the last Israel-Gaza…
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The Palestinian Municipal Election should include Gaza as well – By Omar Shaban

By: Omar Shaban The Palestinian national consensus government decided to hold Palestinian municipal elections in October  2016 in the west…