Blair praises gov't decision to release PA tax revenues

November 30, 2011 17:27

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

"This is Palestinian money which is critical to sustaining the PA and should be transferred on a regular and predictable basis in line with previous Israeli-Palestinian agreements. Withholding these funds only benefits those who oppose peace and Israeli-Palestinian cooperation," Blair said in a statement.

"I have discussed the importance of a smooth transfer of revenues with Prime Minister [Binyamin] Netanyahu and other ministers in the Israeli government on many occasions, as have others in the international community, and have urged him repeatedly to transfer these funds without delay.

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