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Monday, May 02, 2011

Fayyad asks 'international community' to intervene over money transfer

Israel's decision to withhold tax revenues from the newly reconciled 'Palestinian Authority' has apparently hit home. Unelected and soon-to-be-ousted 'Prime Minister' Salam Fayyad has appealed to the 'international community' to force Israel to turn the money over.
The PA has asked the foreign powers to stop Israel from blocking the transfers, which make up 70 percent of its revenues. Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat said earlier Sunday that Israel, by its action, had "started a war."


Fayyad said the PA was "in contact with all international influential forces and parties to stop Israel from taking these measures," the official Palestinian WAFA news agency reported.

The PA is also heavily dependent on aid from donors including the United States, which has said its future assistance will depend on the shape of a new Palestinian
government, expected to be formed under the unity agreement.

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At 2:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is nice that the PA expects Israel to fund its partnership with an Islamist movement that refuses to reocognize Israel and is dedicated to its erasure. A touching faith in Israeli short-sightedness. The "international community" might draw some conclusions about "recognizing" the "statehood" of an entity that is entirely dependent upon foreign philanthropy and the financial services of the very country it wishes to replace. State of what? Beggary? Pauperhood? More dollops of pan-Arabaic-pan-Islamic pie in the skyism?

At 11:04 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

The PA expects Israel to fund Hamas?

It should have thought of that before it concluded an agreement to unite with Hamas.

If the PA sees fit not to negotiate with Israel, Israel is not obligated to make life easier for it.

The PA made its bed and now has to lie down in it.



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