Palestinian Public Opinion Polls No. 20
An-Najah National University/ Opinion Polls and Survey Studies Unit
The financial crisis of the Palestinian Authority (PA) escalated following the suspension of funds made by the European Union and the USA, the refusal of Israel to transfer tax returns to the PA's treasury and the Palestinian Government's (PG) failure to transfer funds raised from some countries to the Palestinian treasury. One of the major consequences of this crisis was the PG's inability to pay the salaries of its employees for two consecutive months now. In addition to the financial crisis, the PG goes through a crisis of disputed responsibilities with the Presidential Institution. Further, the Palestinian streets go through an unprecedented state of chaos, insecurity, and outlaw. Some fear that the present congestion of the Palestinian streets may lead to a civil war under the current state of militarization, and the provocative statements that officials let go here and there.