'PA will receive funds on time – not a minute before'

Finance Ministry denies delaying transfer of NIS 380 m. to PA; Steinitz calls Palestinian statehood bid a greater threat to Israel than Hamas.

311_Yuval Steinitz (photo credit: Tamar Matsafi)
311_Yuval Steinitz
(photo credit: Tamar Matsafi)
Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said the threat of Palestinian state recognition at the UN is more dangerous to Israel than Hamas control in the Gaza Strip, as 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 [the Muslim holiday] Id al-Fitr, but the Steinitz did not agree.
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