Politiche israeliane

Israel likely to withhold additional $100m in Palestinian tax funds

ynet, 05.02.15

Palestinians believe that Israel will not pass tax and custom revenues collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority until after March elections in move likely to damage Palestinian economy.

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Palestinian President Abbas (Photo: AFP)
Palestinian President Abbas (Photo: AFP)

Israel is set to announce that it will confiscate an estimated $100 million in taxes and customs revenues it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, Palestinians say, claiming Israel will not transfer funds until after the March elections.

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The economics at the heart of Israeli settlements

JERUSALEM, 5 January 2015 (IRIN)

House prices in Israel have risen rapidly for the last seven years, with the high cost of living and food prices sparking mass protests in the summer of 2011. The average apartment in Ariel costs 1,098,774 NIS (US280,537), a far cry from the Tel Aviv average of 2,363,268 NIS ($603,386).

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What gives them the right? Israel, Palestinian taxes and a failed regime

Middle East Monitor, 15 January 2015

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As the Palestinians move to join the International Criminal Court, Israel's response has been to punish them by withholding $175 million per month in taxes collected on their behalf. This retribution has been condemned by Israel's closest ally, the US government, and added to an already significant rift between Israel's president and prime minister. However, if we examine the economic relationship between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) more closely, it becomes clearer that these latest actions are only the tip of a much bigger iceberg.

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Otherwise Occupied / It's only corruption when land is stolen from Jews

Haaretz, 26.01.15

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More than three years ago, it emerged that the Israel Lands Administration had, in the 1970s, transferred some 1,200 dunams (300 acres) of farmland from a northern moshav, which had been cultivating it, to a nearby kibbutz. The transfer – a violation of regulations – came to light by chance, through conversations between a social-justice activist and longtime residents of the moshav, most of them immigrants from Morocco.

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Israele e i diritti negati dei bambini palestinesi

05 feb 2015

Sono 151 i minorenni detenuti nelle prigioni israeliani. Sono processati in tribunali militari e costretti a confessare con intimidazioni e minacce. Ogni anno finiscono in manette crica mille adolescenti e bambini palestinesi

Roma, 5 febbraio 2015, Nena News – La storia di Malak al-Khatib, la 14enne palestinese arrestata lo scorso 31 dicembre dagli israeliani per il lancio di pietre, ha riacceso ancora una volta i riflettori sull’arresto e sulla detenzione dei minorenni palestinesi.

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