U.N. chief worried by planned Palestinian security cut with Israel

March 6, 2015 6:13 PM

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U.N. chief worried by planned Palestinian security cut with Israel

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed concern on Friday at a decision by Palestinian leaders in the West Bank to halt security coordination with Israel and called for the international community to push for a Middle East peace deal.

The Palestinian Central Council, whose votes are usually binding on the Western-backed Palestinian Authority, said on Thursday it made the decision because Israel had breached bilateral agreements, including withholding tax revenues it collects on behalf of the Palestinians.

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