Gov't source: Israel may freeze tax transfers to PA

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March 25, 2012 08:42

 
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Israel is considering punitive measures against the Palestinian Authority over a United Nations decision to probe the negative effects of settlements on West Bank Palestinians, Israel Radio reported Sunday.

Part of these measures may include delaying the transfer of tax revenues to the PA, or freezing joint economic ventures between Jerusalem and the PA, a diplomatic source told Israel Radio.

Israel wants to send the PA a message that it cannot enjoy Israel's cooperation and at the same time "act against international bodies," the source said, referring the UN Human Rights Council approval last week of a plan to send observers to document the effect Jewish settlements have on Palestinian human rights.

Israel froze tax transfers to Palestinian Authority last year, following UNESCO's decision to admit the Palestinian Authority as a member state in October.

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