Quotable: The Palestinian tech sector is primed for exponential growth, spurred by youth

Quotable: The Palestinian tech sector is primed for exponential growth, spurred by youth

Gaza developers and entrepreneurs participating  Arab Developer Network Initiative (ADNI) Launch Event in partnership with Mercy Corps in Gaza. Photo: Eyad Baba for Mercy Corps.
Gaza developers and entrepreneurs participating Arab Developer Network Initiative (ADNI) Launch Event in partnership with Mercy Corps in Gaza. Photo: Eyad Baba for Mercy Corps.

From The New York Times:

Compared with other industries that the anemic West Bank economy might look to develop, the information and communications technology sector has an advantage: it is much less affected by impediments to movement, like the barriers, checkpoints and permit requirements that Israel imposes on the territory in the name of security...Experts and business leaders say that the main resource the Palestinians have to work with is their young, well-educated, entrepreneurial-minded population.

— Isabel Kershner, "West Bank’s Emerging Silicon Valley Evades Issues of Borders"

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