Israel to pass over Palestinian funds held over UNESCO membership bid

14.11.2011                      17.Cheschwan. 5772

Diplomatie:

Israel to pass over Palestinian funds held over UNESCO membership bid

Netanyahu, top ministers expected to approve the thawing of $100 million in Palestinian tax money; cabinet to formulate policy regarding sanctions against PA in case of future unilateral moves in the UN.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security-diplomatic cabinet is expected to meet Monday and approve the thaw of $100 million of tax funds Israel had collected for the Palestinian Authority during the month of October, and which were frozen over the Palestinian admission into the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
According to one senior Israeli official, the majority of cabinet ministers are expected for vote for passing the funds over to the PA, as a result of, among other reasons, the security establishment's vehement objection to the continued withholding of Palestinian funds, which the PA uses to pay Palestinian security officials in the West Bank….