Mar. 30, 2015
- Israel Releases Withheld Palestinian Tax Funds in Exchange for Halt in Further Anti-Israel Moves at ICC – Herb Keinon
Following Israel’s decision on Friday to release frozen tax revenues, the PA is not expected at this time to take steps against Israel in the ICC regarding settlement construction. In addition, while the ICC prosecutor has – at the PA’s request – opened a preliminary examination on alleged Israeli war crimes in Gaza during last summer’s war, the PA is not expected to take additional legal steps in the ICC regarding the Gaza operation. The PA also does not intend to stop its security cooperation with Israel.
Prime Minister Netanyahu announced Friday that, at the recommendation of the security establishment, some $500 million will be freed up, though the PA’s electric, water and hospital bills to Israel will be subtracted from those funds. (Jerusalem Post)