Israeli forces wound scores of women in Gaza rally

Pauline Gross
July 6, 2018

In response, PA spokesperson Nabil Abu Rudeineh called the Israeli law a "declaration of war against the Palestinian people" that would result in "serious repercussions".

Israel's parliament has passed a law to freeze money transferred to the Palestinian Authority over its payments to the families of Palestinians jailed for attacks on Israelis.

A recent survey shows that Israelis do not believe that a proposal by US President Donald Trump will be successful in achieving a goal of peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

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The measure, known as the Taylor Force Act, was named after a 29-year-old American military veteran fatally stabbed by a Palestinian while visiting Israel in 2016.

According to the Times of Israel, the PA gave $198 million the families of terrorists in 2017 as well as $160 million to terrorists serving in prison in the same year.

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Israeli occupying forces on Monday shot and killed a Palestinian and wounded another, who were part of a group of four that broke through the Gaza border into Israel, and tried to torch an army sniper position, the military said.

The payments can be a key source of income for families, who have in many cases lost their main breadwinner. He also proposed ideas to President Abbas regarding Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and the necessity to find an economic and political solution for Gaza.

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman wrote on Twitter after the vote: "We promised to halt the stipend free-for-all for terrorists and we have made good on our promise".

It is also facing what is sees as blatant bias from Trump's administration and froze relations with the White House after it recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital past year.

Abbas's secular Fatah movement dominates the West Bank-based PA, while his Islamist rivals Hamas control the Gaza Strip.

Other reports by GizPress

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