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The Finance Committee of the House of Representatives said on Wednesday that the Israeli aggression on Gaza and the occupied West Bank affected the Jordanian tourism sector and related sectors by decreasing the results of the sector’s performance for the last quarter of last year by 90%.
The Rapporteur of the Finance Committee, Ali Al-Tarawneh, who read out the draft general budget law for the year 2024 and the recommendations of the Finance Committee on it under the dome of Parliament, said that the Israeli aggression since last October has affected the general feeling of all citizens because they feel persecuted and attacked brothers and Islamic and Christian sanctities, which negatively affected public consumption.
He added that the tourism sector and related sectors were directly affected by the Israeli aggression, explaining that a study by the Finance Committee expected that the results of the performance of the tourism sector for the fourth quarter would decrease by 90% from the level of growth achieved in each of the first three quarters of last year, which recorded a growth of 37.7% last year.
Tarawneh pointed out that tourism income was affected by 850 million dinars of GDP, which would have contributed to the increase in GDP to about 4% by the end of last year.
He explained that tax revenues have decreased by about 100 million dinars at a minimum.