Palestine condemns Israel's reservation of 128 mln USD from tax revenue

Source: Xinhua| 2020-04-26 23:02:53|Editor: huaxia

RAMALLAH, April 26 (Xinhua) -- Palestine on Sunday slammed an Israeli court's decision to reverse about 128 million U.S. dollars of its tax revenue.

Hussein al-Sheikh, member of the central committee of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party, described the decision as a "piracy and theft."

"Such decisions bring us the closure to decisiveness and implementation of the decisions of the Palestinian National and Central Councils," al-Sheikh added.

He referred to the suspension of Palestinian recognition of Israel, cessation of security coordination with it and the disintegration of the economic dependency relationship.

Under the Oslo peace treaties signed between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization in the 1990s, it was agreed that Israel collects taxes from Palestinian trade on behalf of the PA.

Meanwhile, the official Israeli radio reported earlier in the day that the Israeli Central Court in Jerusalem issued an order for the seizure of 128 million dollars from Palestinian tax funds.

According to the radio, the decision was taken by a previous court decision, which held the PA responsible for numerous operations and a series of attacks targeting Israelis. Enditem