Finance Ministry denies reports PA funding delayed

August 31, 2011 16:55


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The Finance Ministry denied on Wednesday reports that it delayed NIS 380 million in funds to the Palestinian Authority.

“The funds are supposed to be transferred on Thursday,” Steinitz’s chief of staff, David Sharan, told The Jerusalem Post. “The Quartet asked if the Palestinian Authority could receive the money early, because of [Muslim holiday] Id al-Fitr, but the Steinitz did not agree.”

“The Palestinians are still shooting rockets and taking unilateral steps against Israel, so we’re not going to take unilateral steps to help them,” Sharan added.

However, he explained, “we are not delaying or stealing anything. We will give them their money on time – not a minute before.”

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