The inner cabinet decided Wednesday to release $100 million in Palestinian tax revenue that Israel has been withholding since the beginning of the month. The decision applied to the funds meant to be transferred in October and November, Israel Radio reported.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu faced opposition from Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who has come out unequivocally against the move, saying Monday his Israel Beiteinu party would “do everything possible” to prevent the transfer of the funds. Lieberman made clear, however, that despite his objections, his party would not break up the coalition over the issue.

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Quartet envoy Tony Blair on Wednesday praised the government's " important decision" to release the hold on the tax revenues.

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