Under the new ministerial proposed procedure, Palestinians will be denied entry into Israel if they fail to settle debt to Israelis.
• New approach rectifies Palestinian officials who remained uninterested in enforcing laws.
• Minister: Total size of debt owed to Israelis is $870 million.
By Yair Altaman
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman will unveil Sunday a new measure to crack down on Palestinians who owe money to Israelis.
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman – Knesset photos
Under the proposed mechanism, Palestinians will be denied entry into Israel if they had not settled their debt. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Justice Minister is exploring methods to seize Palestinians’ debts to Israelis that currently stands $140 million, which the Palestinian Authority has been unsuccessful in collecting from 20,716 individuals/businesses who own money.
• Leading suggestion: Have it deducted from the $100 million in taxes Israel collects on behalf of the PA each month.
By Shlomo Cesana
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked is exploring the possibility of using the Palestinian Authority’s tax revenue, which Israel collects on the PA’s behalf, to pay off debts owed by Palestinian individuals to Israelis, her office said Thursday.
Israel’s Justice Minister, Ayelet Shaked
Under the 1993 Oslo Accords, a mechanism was set up by which Israel collects taxes — value added tax and customs fees — on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, to the tune of about $100 million a month. Continue Reading »