Israel’s security council approved a million dollar freeze on funds transferred to the Palestinian Authority (PA) in a bid to offset terrorist’s salaries, after months of bureaucratic wrangling culminated in the government’s sizable to slash the West Bank-based body on Sunday.
The tax revenue cut amounts to approximately $138 million, which is over NIS 500 million and according to media reports will likely be deducted incrementally over a 12-month period.
The deduction is deemed to be relative to the said amount that the PA allocates for stipends given to Palestinian prisoners in Israeli custody as well as the families of the convicted terrorists.
“No country in the world should fund despicable murderers who have killed its people,” Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon said on Sunday. “The blood money the Palestinian Authority gives to terrorists symbolizes the culture of terror and incitement,” he continued.
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