Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned at the weekend that government employees will not receive their full salaries this month because donor countries have not delivered promised aid.
The US and Arab countries have failed to come through this year with the aid money they have pledged, leaving the Palestinian Authority with a budget shortfall that has contributed to rising prices and delays in the payment of salaries to 154,000 Palestinian civil servants.
In Ramallah today, dozens of Palestinian lorry drivers blocked the main streets of the West Bank city to protest against rising prices.
Dozens of quarry workers also demonstrated nearby.
The West Bank has seen a series of small but snowballing strikes over rising prices and delayed payment of civil servants' salaries.
The Palestinian Authority has done little to calm the protests, apparently hoping to show foreign donors the potential consequences of their neglect causing the fragile Palestinian economy to fall apart.
Foreign Minister Alistair Burt's admission that the Cameron government has "supported" a survey of attitudes to US drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas amounts to a tacit admission of British involvement.