Knesset committee okays withholding PA funds over Gaza fire kite damages

The Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee unanimously approves withholding funds to the Palestinian Authority to offset damages caused by flaming kites flown from Gaza toward Israel.

“Justice needs to be done here. Whoever burns fields should know that there will be a price,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says in a statement praising the approval.

The proposal to withhold PA funds has faced criticism, with analysts noting that it could encourage Hamas, which rules Gaza, to send more kites in a bid to harm the PA, its Palestinian rival.

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