Israel to withhold Palestinian tax funds after UN recognition

Acting Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas (2nd R) and the Palestinian delegation celebrate after the UN General Assembly voted to upgrade the status of Palestine, New York, November 29, 2012.

Acting Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas (2nd R) and the Palestinian delegation celebrate after the UN General Assembly voted to upgrade the status of Palestine, New York, November 29, 2012.

The Tel Aviv regime will withhold Palestinian tax funds following the recognition of Palestine as a non-member observer state at the United Nations General Assembly, Israeli media say.

PressTV | Dec 2, 2012

Citing Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz, the media reported on Sunday that the regime would not transfer the tax payments collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority this month.

The move followed another Israeli plan to authorize the construction of 3,000 more illegal settlement units on the occupied Palestinian lands.

The Israeli regime made the decisions in retaliation for the historic success of Palestinians at the UN.

On November 29, the 193-member General Assembly voted 138-9 with 41 abstentions at the UN headquarters in New York to upgrade Palestine’s status to non-member observer state.

The United States, the Israeli regime were among those UN members that voted against the resolution.

Washington also blocked a Palestinian request for full UN membership at the United Nations Security Council last year, using its veto power.

The observer state status grants Palestinians access to UN agencies and the International Criminal Court, where they can file formal complaints against the Israeli regime. The upgrade also allows Palestinians to participate in debates at the UN and improves their chances of joining UN agencies.

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