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The income it brings is a major boost in Palestine, where one in four people – and 40 percent of women – are unemployed.The project was supported by the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees, an organization that helps 103 women run 64 small agricultural projects across the West Bank and Gaza.Most of the projects in the West Bank are in the region known as Area C, the roughly 60 percent of the West Bank under full Israeli control since the Oslo Accords of the 1990s. Since then, Israel has tightly restricted any Palestinian development of the area. The share of agriculture in the Palestinian economy has fallen by 72 percent since the Oslo agreement.In the West Bank, more than one in 10 families rely on the mother as the major breadwinner.
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