World pushes Israel to release funds to PA

24.11.2011                      27.Cheschwan. 5772                      Jom Kippur Katan

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World pushes Israel to release funds to PA

Lieberman says "not one shekel" if Fatah reconciles with Hamas; Ban Ki-moon asks PM to resume the transfers.

Israel will not transfer a shekel of tax revenue to the Palestinian Authority if it reaches a reconciliation agreement with a Hamas that refuses to forswear terrorism and recognize Israel, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Wednesday.
Lieberman's comments were made even as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Quartet envoy Tony Blair, and the EU's ambassador to Israel Andrew Standley called over the last two days for Israel to release the $100 million in tax revenue to the PA it has held up since UNESCO voted earlier this month in favor of admitting the Palestinians into the organization….