29-01-2023 07:29 AM Jerusalem Timing

’Israel’ Freezes PA Tax Funds, Palestinian Official Says Action as War Crime

’Israel’ Freezes PA Tax Funds, Palestinian Official Says Action as War Crime

The Zionist entity on Saturday froze the transfer of tax funds for the Palestinian Authority.

Zionist CabinetThe Zionist entity on Saturday froze the transfer of tax funds for the Palestinian Authority.

The Israeli news site Ynet said 'Israel' froze 500 million shekels ($127 million) of tax funds typically distributed each month.

Citing "Israeli sources," Ynet said the decision was made Thursday during a discussion between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other officials.

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat said the freeze was a war crime.

"This decision is a new Israeli war crime, but we won't back off in the face of those pressures," he told AFP.