Steinitz touts sanctions if PA state bid comes to UN vote

September 24, 2011 17:41


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Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz on Saturday said that he believes that if the Palestinian Authority's statehood bid ends with a vote in the UN Security Council or the UN General Assembly, Israel should impose sanctions on the PA, including halting the transfer of tax revenues to the West Bank leadership.

Speaking from New York in an interview with Channel 2, Steinitz qualified his statement by saying that if the Palestinian Authority decides to enter meaningful peace talks and shows a willingness to compromise, than such sanctions will not be necessary. He said that the PA's behavior in the coming days would determine the strategy that Israel employs.

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