Omar Shaban

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.
Rebuilding Gaza: Considerations for a Habitable Futusre
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Rebuilding Gaza: Considerations for a Habitable Futusre

Omar Shaban Introduction Israel’s assault on Gaza has raged on for over seven months, with no end yet in sight.…
The Israeli War on Gaza: Post-War Scenarios
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The Israeli War on Gaza: Post-War Scenarios

The attack of October 7th 2023 was a pivotal event at the local and international levels, ushering in a new…
The causes and consequences of Israel’s latest attack against Islamic Jihad in Gaza
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The causes and consequences of Israel’s latest attack against Islamic Jihad in Gaza

On Aug. 1, a short video circulated on social media showing Bassam al-Saadi, a 62-year-old Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) leader…
International Aid to the Palestinians: Between Politicization and Development
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International Aid to the Palestinians: Between Politicization and Development

 Aug 4, 2022 – Omar Shaban Following the signing of the Oslo Accords between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization…
Towards a more active role for Germany in Palestine
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Towards a more active role for Germany in Palestine

Introduction Germany is the largest economy in the European Union, with a GDP of USD 3.85t in 2020 according to…
The Gaza Reconstruction Process Must Not be Politicized
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The Gaza Reconstruction Process Must Not be Politicized

By: Omar Shaban After the Israeli assaults on the Gaza Strip in both 2008-2009 and 2014, the governments in Gaza…
The Pandemic: A View from Gaza
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The Pandemic: A View from Gaza

Mariam Mahmoud and Omar Shaban Editor’s note: This is the third in POMED’s series of short interviews with civic activists,…
Why the Palestinians should not dismantle the Palestinian Authority?
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Why the Palestinians should not dismantle the Palestinian Authority?

By Omar Shaban Until this day, many Palestinians demand that the Oslo Accords, which were signed by Yasser Arafat and…
Fighting poverty in the Gaza Strip requires developmental interventions
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Fighting poverty in the Gaza Strip requires developmental interventions

By: Omar Shaban The Gaza Strip is getting poorer every day that passes, and where the middle-class, which plays an…
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