Palestinian Authority civil servants go unpaid

Palestinian Authority officials say thousands of civil servants have not been paid their May wages because Israel has failed to transfer tax revenues due under an agreement between the two sides. Jamal Zakout, a government spokesman, says Israel was meant to transfer $78 million at the end of May. The money is used to pay around 150,000 Palestinian civil servants. However Lee Gat, spokeswoman for Finance Minister Ronnie Bar-On, said Sunday that the transfer was made during the past few days.