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Israel to withhold $182 million from Palestinian Authority to offset terror stipends

(JNS) Israel’s Security Cabinet voted on Sunday to withhold 597 million shekels ($182 million) from the tax revenues it collects for the Palestinian Authority, in accordance with a terror finance law passed in 2018.

The amount is equivalent to what the P.A. spent on “indirect support for terrorism” the previous year, according to an annual report prepared by the Defense Ministry’s National Bureau for Counter Terror Financing and submitted by Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz.

Israel collects taxes on behalf of the P.A. and transfers them on a monthly basis as per the 1994 Paris Protocol det...

 

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