Official confirms German submarine deal hung on PA taxes

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 7, 2011 14:11

A senior official confirmed Wednesday that Germany only agreed to supply Israel with its sixth Dolphin-class submarine if Jerusalem unfroze $100 million in tax revenue it was withholding from the Palestinian Authority, Army Radio reported.

"The [submarine] was the icing on the cake Israel received for agreeing to the European request [to transfer the funds]," the official said.

Germany agreed to help build and pay for up to one third of the cost for a Dolphin-class submarine.


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