Clinton presses Netanyahu to release frozen Palestinian tax funds

23.11.2011                      26.Cheschwan. 5772

Diplomatischer Druck:

Clinton presses Netanyahu to release frozen Palestinian tax funds

Israel holds $100 million in PA tax revenue collected in October as part of economic agreements; should the freeze continue through the end of November, the sum will reach $200 million.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton phoned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday night and demanded that he release Palestinian tax revenue that Israel has frozen for more than a month after UNESCO accepted the Palestinians as a member.
A senior U.S. official and an Israeli source familiar with details of the conversation say Clinton called Netanyahu after messages relayed to him in recent weeks on the tax money were not answered positively….