Israeli releases $517 million from PA taxes

A Palestinian man holds News Israeli Shekels' bills marked with stickers reading "Free Palestine" on March 7, 2011 in the West Bank city of Ramallah, as part of a campaign aimed to peacefully express opposition to Israel's occupation. [ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images]

A Palestinian man holds Israeli Shekels’ bills marked with stickers reading ‘Free Palestine’ on March 7, 2011 in the West Bank city of Ramallah

sraeli occupation authorities will release 1.8 million NIS ($517 million) from the tax revenues of the Palestinian Authority (PA) blocked by Israel, Israeli television Channel 13 reported on Friday.

According to several Israeli media outlets, this came following a meeting held between the PA minister, Hussein Al-Sheikh, and the Israeli finance minister, Moshe Kahlon.

Al-Sheikh stated on Friday that he had met with Kahlon on Thursday and discussed “all outstanding issues.”

“The agreement was also on transferring a payment from the #PA’s financial dues,” he tweeted.

READ: Israel transfers $560m of withheld taxes to the PA

He noted in the same tweet that the “dispute [between the PA and Israel] over the salaries of the families of #prisoners and #martyrs is still unresolved.”

However, he stressed, “we are determined to pay their dues at all costs.”

The transfers amount to some $170 million a month, and Israel is to continue withholding $12 million a month, the amount it says goes to the Martyrs’ Fund.

Israel collects some 600 million NIS ($170 million) on behalf of the PA per month, and are a key source of finances for the PA.

(Source / 05.10.2019) 

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