FM: Releasing tax funds will allow PA to perpetuate terror

November 30, 2011 18:16


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Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday called the government's decision to renew the transfer of tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority "a saddening decision that will not help rehabilitate relations between Israel and the Palestinians, but rather will allow the PA to continue using the funds to encourage and perpetuate terror."

Lieberman said in a statement that PA president Mahoud Abbas "awards murderers with apartments and grants," which "encourages the next generation to join the ranks of terror."

The foreign minister stated that the Palestinian Authority continues to operate against Israel in the international arena "through incitement, calls for boycotts and baseless accusations against Israel in the International Criminal Court at the Hague."

Lieberman added that the government should not have allowed international pressure to force them into an "erroneous decision."

"The claims that this money is Palestinian money and therefore must be transferred are wrong and ridiculous because there is no such thing as money that is kosher for terror and incitement."

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