May 19, 2024
Palestinian Leaders and Inconvenient Truths
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is well aware that the Arab states are no longer willing to serve as a cash machine for ingrates.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is well aware that the Arab states are no longer willing to serve as a cash machine for ingrates.

The Arab states continue to lie to the Palestinians. At the last meeting of Arab foreign ministers in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, the Arabs “affirmed their commitment to support the budget of the state of Palestine by activating the resolution of the Arab summit in Tunisia to provide a $100 million safety net [to the Palestinians] each month.”

The Arab foreign ministers announced their decision after listening to a speech by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who complained that his government was facing a financial crisis because of Israeli and US measures.

Abbas was referring to Israel’s decision to deduct payments made by the Palestinian Authority (PA) government to families of security prisoners and “martyrs” from tax revenues that Israel collects each month on behalf of the Palestinians.

Earlier this year, the Israeli government announced it is deducting hundreds of millions of shekels from the tax funds it collects on behalf of the Palestinians because of the PA’s policy of paying salaries to terrorists and their families. The decision was in accordance with an Israeli law passed in July 2018. Under the law, the payments made by the PA government would automatically be frozen by the Israeli government, in accordance with the Paris Protocol, an agreement signed between Israel and the PLO in 1994 that allows Israel to collect and transfer to the PA government the import taxes on goods that were intended for the Palestinians.

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See Also:

(1) Israel opts for military war of attrition against Hamas/Jihad rocket aggression

(2) Israel kills Hamas commander amid 3rd day of cross-border violence

(3) Israeli house hit by Gaza rocket, 1 critically injured

(4) Hamas offers ceasefire

(5) European Union condemns Hamas attacks on Israel

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