FRAGILITY IN BRIEF
The Palestinian Territories is a weak state and getting weaker. Despite improvements in some areas, the integrity of the Palestinian Territories is in doubt. With structural risk scores far higher than the global average and the likelihood that destabilizing events will continue, the future of the Palestinian Territories as a single entity seems unclear. In terms of its baseline performance, the Palestinian Territories are high risk in both Authority and Legitimacy, a legacy of the decades-long struggle by Palestinians for an independent state.