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Israel withholds Palestinian cash transfer


Israel will hold up an $89 million cash transfer to the Palestinian Authority [PA] planned for this week because of a new unity deal between rival Palestinian factions.

Israel threatened to impose sanctions last week in response to the surprise announcement of a unity deal between the Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip.

"Israel wants assurances that any money transferred to the Palestinians will not reach the militant Hamas organisation, which is set to become part of the Palestinian government," Yuval Steinitz, the Israeli finance minister, said on Sunday.

"I think the burden of proof is on the Palestinians, to make it certain, to give us guarantees that money delivered by Israel is not going to the Hamas, is not going to a terrorist organisation, is not going to finance terror operations against Israeli citizens."

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Comment by Dracula Tepish
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dont give them that money they will spend it on more weapons to attack isreal with and whom is the terrorist the palestinian authority and the people who finance them 

since the palestinians are not what they seem read the old testament their real names or the phillistines of old who were the enemy and children of caine

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