Palestinian president calls Israel a 'gangster'

March 4, 2015 2:56 PM

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Palestinian president calls Israel a 'gangster'

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of "gangsterism" on Wednesday over its decision to withhold the transfer of more than $100 million a month in tax revenues it collects on the Palestinians' behalf.

Opening a two-day meeting of senior Palestinian officials, when overall ties with Israel and the possibility of suspending security coordination with the Israelis will be discussed, Abbas described the tax move as a provocation.

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