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Fayyad to Arab states: ‘Save’ the Palestinian Authority

Palestinian PM appeals to Arab countries to pay salaries of 155,000 government workers after Israel suspends transfer of tax funds to PA.

by Reuters (via Haaretz.com)

May 11, 2011 | 4:27 pm

Salam Fayyad

Salam Fayyad

The Palestinian Authority appealed to Arab countries Wednesday to pay the salaries of 155,000 government workers after Israel decided to suspend the transfer of tax funds to the PA.

“We say to our Arab brothers: save us. We need your help more than any time before. It is the moment of truth,” Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad told a news briefing in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

Public sector workers’ April salaries were about a week overdue following Israel’s decision, taken in protest at a Palestinian unity deal involving the Islamist group Hamas.

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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