"The average wage of Palestinian women stands at 73 percent of that of Palestinian men, a Palestinian Authority Central Bureau of Statistics report found.
Palestinian women receive an average salary of NIS 83.3 daily, whereas Palestinian men earn NIS 114.1, the report found.
The report, published on the occasion of International Women's Day, sheds light on inequality between men and women in the workplace.
'It is well known that male and female workers in Palestine are treated differently, especially in the private sector,' Fadwa al-Labadi, a professor of Women's studies at Al-Quds University, told The Jerusalem Post.
While PA law stipulates that women and men of comparable rank in the public sector receive equal starting salaries, no law mandates such a practice in the private sector...
The wage gap among Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development member states, which does not include the Palestinian territories, is 15.4 percent, according to the international body's website.
PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said in a video posted on his Twitter account on Wednesday that women's empowerment is a top priority of his government, but did not mention any specific actions it is taking to achieve this goal."