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May 6, 2011

EU covers Israel’s suspended tax money to PA

http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/eu_covers_israels_suspended_tax_money_to_pa_20110506

Catherine Ashton (2009)

Catherine Ashton (2009)

The European Union approved an extra $124 million in emergency aid to the Palestinians to supplement tax moneys frozen by Israel.

“It is important that access to essential public services remains uninterrupted and the right to social services is respected,” Reuters on Friday quoted Catherine Ashton, the E.U. foreign policy chief, as saying.

Israel stopped payment this week on $105 million in owes the Palestinian Authority on customs duties and other taxes because of the unity agreement the P.A.‘s Fatah Party signed with Hamas, a banned terrorist group.

The E.U. money would go to essential employees and to families in need.

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