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Israel to withhold NIS 600 million from PA over terror payments

The security cabinet votes to withhold some NIS 600 million ($176 million) from the Palestinian Authority to offset funds that it paid to terrorists and their families in the past year.

According to Kan news, the payments would be deducted in 12 installments.

Israel regularly holds back some tax funds it collects for the PA to penalize it for payments to imprisoned terrorists and the families of dead attackers.

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz, of the dovish Meretz party, abstained from this morning’s vote, according to Kan.

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