The newly installed security cabinet held its first meeting on Thursday to debate sanctioning the PA over its push for the International Court of Justice to issue an advisory opinion on the legality of Israel’s “occupation” of Palestinian territory.
The topic of such meetings is often kept secret and the Prime Minister’s Office did not release any conclusions from the meeting.
PMO accidentally sends out uncensored photos
It did, however, announce that a meeting was held, sending photographs and even a short video to the media. Among the participants at the meeting was Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories Maj.-Gen. Ghassan Alyan and IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi.
In one of the photos it was possible to see a presentation on the issue by Alyan. The PMO subsequently re-sent a photograph that was carefully blurred.
The debate came just one week after the UN General Assembly voted 87-26, with 53 abstentions, to seek a non-binding advisory opinion from the ICJ.
Among the sanction ideas that have been publicly floated is visa restrictions for Palestinian Authority officials and the possible withholding of tax fees that Israel collects on behalf of the PA.