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How robust is the tech sector in the Palestinian territories?

17 March 2013 Last updated at 13:44 GMT

While the UAE has had tech-successes like Cobone, US IT firm Cisco predicts the Palestinian territories are on the brink of becoming "the next high-tech global hotspot".

In the past five years the communications sector has grown from an almost non-existent base to more than 5% of the Palestinian territories' economic output.

But with regional instability and an oversupply of highly skilled graduates, is the sector robust enough to keep everybody happy?

Howard Johnson reports from Ramallah