Top PA official al-Sheikh slams Israel’s move to withhold NIS 600 million

Senior Palestinian Authority official Hussein al-Sheikh slams Israel’s move to withhold some NIS 600 million ($176 million) to offset funds that the PA paid to terrorists and their families in the past year.

“The occupation government continues with its money piracy over the Palestinians’ funds and decides to deduct hundreds of millions of shekels to further embed the policy of financial blockade,” al-Sheikh says on Twitter.

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

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