Life for Palestinians has improved: Israel

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Aharon Leshno Yaar

Life for Palestinians has improved according to Israel's representative to the United Nations in Geneva.

Ambassador Aharon Leshno Yaar, cited World Bank figures that show the Palestinian economy has grown by nearly six percent in the West Bank and over 25 percent in Gaza over the past year.

"Many indicators such as life expectancy and access to health compare favorably to those of other states in the region."

Ambassador Aharon Leshno Yaar made the comments following a statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay who is calling on Israel to cease the use of live ammunition against Palestinian civilians.

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