Arab States tell the Palestinian leadership to end their intransigent attitude vis-à-vis Israel and accept the funds collect on their behalf, before they are willing to continue with added monetary assistance.
By Baruch Yadid/TPS
In the past year, there has been a drastic 82% decline in the financial aid provided to the Palestinian Authority (PA) by Arab countries. The financial support now stands at only NIS 132 million ($37M), compared to NIS 716 million ($200M) last year, according to data in the PA’s budget reports.
Arab sources claim that the sharp decline in Arab aid is due to American pressure on Arab countries, as part of the campaign of pressure on the PA. Continue Reading »
European Union leaders have passed on their absolute refusal to PA kleptocrat Abbas, that his request for addition ‘free money’, will not be given as long as hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues, collected by Israel, are not utilized because of Abbas’ stubbornness.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
European Union leaders have told the Palestinian Authority they will refuse to provide any additional financial aid as long as the Palestinians refuse to accept tax revenues collected by Israel, European diplomats and Israeli officials told Barak Ravid of Axios on Wednesday.
The unprecedented ultimatum is another indication that frustration with leaders in Ramallah is growing, even among staunch supporters of the Palestinians. Continue Reading »
Mahmoud Abbas fumes at further Israeli cuts to tax transfers as deduction keeps pace with the additional $70 million the PA paid to jailed terrorists, or families of the dead terrorists who attacked Israelis.
As part of the fight against terrorism, Israel has been cutting tax dollars paid out to the Palestinian Authority (PA) for quite some time. The reason for this is that the PA keeps using their own taxpayers’ money it collects from Israel to make payments to terrorists and their families – dollars intended for administrative and humanitarian purposes for the Palestinian people. Continue Reading »
Because Israel views the Palestinian government’s refusal to end the monthly ‘Pay to Slay’ payments to terrorists and their families as evidence of the PA’s continued support for terrorism against the Jewish State, Israel’s Knesset passed a law requiring a decrease in tax transfers to the PA until the payments have stopped.
Israel’s government is said to be determining the scope of cuts to tax revenues it collects for the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank, just days after the official end to United States support for the PA’s security services.
Israel Hayom newspaper reported on Sunday night that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet will likely approve a deduction in tax revenues relative to the amounts the PA allocates for stipends given to Palestinian prisoners in Israeli custody. Continue Reading »
Netanyahu says government’s decision to release collected taxes was on recommendation of Israel’s security establishment, & due to humanitarian considerations.
By The Associated Press
Israel says it will resume the transfer Palestinian tax revenues that it has been withholding as punishment for unilateral Palestinian actions.
Palestinian President Abbas with Prime Minister Netanyahu – Photo: AP
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said Friday the decision was made following the recommendation of Israel’s security establishment and because of humanitarian considerations.
“The tax revenues that accrued up until February will be transferred, offset by payments for services rendered to the Palestinian population, such as electricity, water and hospitalization,” said Netanyahu’s office. Continue Reading »
Category: Israel News
Tags: PA taxes
Energy and Water Minister Silvan Shalom on Saturday called on Israel to use the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) tax money it froze to pay off the PA’s enormous debt to the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC).
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“Following the decision to freeze half a billion shekels in Palestinian tax money, I have asked that the funds will be transferred to cover the Palestinian debt to the IEC, which continues to rise every month,” Shalom wrote on Facebook.
Israel has decided to withhold taxes collected for the PA that were to be transferred next month.
No more free electricity.
Israel has decided to withhold taxes collected for the Palestinian Authority that were to be transferred later in the month. Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz made the announcement Sunday morning at the weekly government Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem.
The move is being made in response to the United Nations vote to approve a new status for the PA as a nonmember observer state — in effect, recognizing the PA as a de facto sovereign state. It allows the PA access to numerous U.N. Continue Reading »