‚Israeli withholding of tax funds incapacitating PA‘

25.11.2011                      28.Cheschwan. 5772


'Israeli withholding of tax funds incapacitating PA'

Fayyad meets Norwegian PM Stoere who says freezing transfer of revenues to PA "amounts to waterboarding an economy".

The Palestinian Authority is "fast approaching the point of being completely incapacitated" by Israel's refusal to hand over tax revenues belonging to the authority, PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said Thursday.
Israel's freeze on the taxes and fees it collects for the Palestinian Authority at borders has deprived the government of two-thirds of its normal revenue since Nov. 1, making it hard to pay salaries and fix infrastructure, Fayyad said….