U.S. Presses Israel to Reverse Tax Transfer Halt to Palestinians

January 6, 2015 11:48 AM

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The U.S. expressed opposition to Israel’s decision to halt tax fund transfers to the Palestinian Authority in repsonse to its application to join the International Criminal Court, as the Palestinians petitioned the United Nations to condemn Israel for the move.

Israel announced on Jan. 3 it was freezing the monthly transfer of sales and customs taxes it collects on behalf of the Palestinians after President Mahmoud Abbas’s bid to join The Hague-based ICC. Palestinians have said they aim to press for charges against Israeli officials at the global war-crime...

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