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From dailyalert.org, Ap4. 11, 2014. (Click on any article’s title to see the whol article…Ed.)

UN Receives Palestinian Letters on International Conventions – Michelle Nichols

The UN said Wednesday it has received 13 letters from Palestinian officials for accession to international conventions and treaties. Palestinian UN Ambassador Riyad Mansour said their accession to those treaties will come into force within 30 days. The Palestinians became eligible to sign on to the treaties after the UN General Assembly upgraded the Palestinians’ status at the UN in 2012 from “observer entity” to “non-member state.”  (Reuters)

    See also Palestinians Join Geneva Convention – Barak Ravid and Jack Khoury

The Swiss Foreign Ministry said Thursday that it had received the Palestinian request to join the Fourth Geneva Convention. The Swiss added that Palestinian membership will become effective immediately. (Ha’aretz)

Israel to Withhold Palestinian Tax Fees

The Israeli government will stop transferring tax money to the Palestinians in retaliation for their recent drive for further UN recognition, an Israeli official said Thursday. The Palestinians owe Israeli companies hundreds of millions of dollars for electricity and other services. The Israeli official said Israel would deduct the Palestinian debt against its monthly transfer of tax money that it collects for the Palestinians. Israel transfers about $100 million a month to the Palestinians. (AP-Washington Post)

    See also Arab League Pledges $100 Million a Month to PA – Daniel Siryoti

PA Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said Wednesday that the Arab League has promised a “financial safety net” of $100 million per month in the event that the Palestinians suffer from economic sanctions following the collapse of talks. (Israel Hayom)

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