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Israel withholding of taxes from PA increases likelihood of violent protests targeting West Bank administrative buildings

26 February 2019
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On 17 February, the Israeli security cabinet approved legislation that would withhold USD138.2 million in taxes from the Palestinian Authority (PA) on the grounds that the PA uses them to support the families of Palestinians jailed for carrying out attacks on Israelis.

Under the terms of the Oslo accords Israel collects approximately USD222 million a month in taxes and customs duties on goods for the Palestinian market, which is then transferred to the PA.

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