Abbas warns Israel over held Palestinian tax revenues

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas warned on Friday that he would be “forced to take harsh steps” if Israel does not release the tax revenues belonging to the Palestinians.

Abbas was speaking in Luxembourg after meeting with Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean Asselborn.

Referring to the Israeli government’s decision to withhold the tax funds in response to the Palestinian move to file “war crime” charges against it with the International Criminal Court, Abbas said: “This is a dangerous issue. Israel is withholding our money and this means that the ‘State of Palestine’ will face a crisis.”


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