Finance Ministry denies reports PA funding delayed

TheFinance Ministry denied on Wednesday reports that it delayed NIS 380 million infunds to the Palestinian Authority.

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

“The Palestinians are still shooting rockets and taking unilateral stepsagainst 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. Wewill give them their money on time – not a minute before.”

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