Skip to comments.Israel withholds tax revenues from Palestinian Authority
Posted on 12/02/2012 11:36:49 AM PST by Olog-hai
Israel said Sunday it would withhold more than $100 million in tax revenue this month from the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority, the latest reaction to last week's U.N. vote recognizing the Palestinian territories as a nonmember observer state.
Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said he would use the money to repay part of an outstanding Palestinian debtestimated to be about $180 millionto Israels electricity company for power supplied to parts of the West Bank.
The Israeli move did not dampen the celebrations Sunday in Ramallah, where thousands of people gave a heros welcome to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas upon his return from New York.
One day, a young Palestinian will raise the Palestinian flag over Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the state of Palestine, Abbas told the jubilant crowds, echoing a phrase the Israeli leaders often use to describe Jerusalem. Palestine has succeeded in something historic at the United Nations. The recognition of Palestine as a country changes everything. It highlights new realities.
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these murderous basturds keep deluding themselves all around the world.....
and they keep attacking their neighbors in the Phillipines, Bali, Burma, China, India, Russia, Egypt, Africa (several nations)...everywhere ...
killing thousands of “infidels’ (Christians, Hindus, Jews, Buddhists, you name it)
someday the “infidels’ will wake up and get tired of living under the Islamicist constant threats
Good for them. Why should the working Isrealis have to have their wealth redistrubuted to those that hate them?
If the PA is a state, it can set up its own tax system.
That’s exactly what the states ought to do in the US - withold federal tax dollars and retain them in the state.
Why should Israel send ny money to Hamas?
Let them collect their own taxes. :p
Interesting how Israel has collected taxes for their enemies to by rockets with. But now it is wrong for them to stop funding them?
How “cash-strapped” can they be? They had 2,000 missiles to fire at the Israelis.
now that this murderious thug thinks he “has a state” maybe he can shut his filthy mouth for awhile? We’re tired of all his lies and threatening rants
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If you’re your own state, collect your own taxes.
Why wasn’t this story reported in proper sequence of cause and effect?
Should have been:
“Pali’s delinquent in $180M utility payment, Israel withholds revenue as collateral.”
Also, if the PA is a state, it is inherently responsible for the acts of its people, including terror acts, which suggests that Israel could declare war on them.
Not only their own tax system, but their own utilities. A week or so of no electricity tends to wonderfully sharpen the mind about the realities of modern life vs. the culture of 620AD.