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Israeli-Palestinian Chamber of Commerce and Industry 2019 Annual General Assembly 

On August 6, 2019, the Israeli-Palestinian Chamber of Commerce and Industry held its yearly general assembly, which was attended by staff members, board members, as well as many guests from government offices, NGOs, private businesses the industry sector. During the meeting, the staff introduced the main activities of the IPCC throughout 2018-2019 to the general assembly, and procedural matters were run by Chairman David Simcha.

Following the introduction, Colonel Hatib Mansour, a 30-year veteran of the Israel Defense Forces, mainly in COGAT (Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories), addressed the general assembly as the keynote speaker of the meeting. COL Mansour gave a review of the current financial situation in the West Bank and Gaza, shared from his experience in heading large scale development operations in the Palestinian territories and spoke about the challenges and potential of cooperation between the Israeli and Palestinian markets.