Sunday, January 29, 2006

Some common sense from Israel - at last!

Apparently Israel has come to its senses and will now refuse to transfer this past month's tax revenues earmarked for the Palestinian Authority. Ha'aretz - Israel to withhold PA tax money -title

The PA was due to receive a total of NIS 200 million this coming Wednesday for the month of January. The new Hamas PA government had threatened Israel with war if the money was not handed over.

Netanyahu and the Likud were shredding existing Israeli PM Olmert over this, and in view of the coming election, Olmert decided to act responsably, doing the right thing for the wrong reasons.

Legally, halting payments would not constitute a violation of agreements with the PA, because Israel agreed to transfer tax money solely to former PA Finance Minister Salem Fayyad. Since Fayyad resigned, the agreement is no in force.

Israel will undoubtedly put the money in escrow, as they did during the intifadeh to be returned to the Palestinians if and when they forswear violence and recognize Israel's right to exist.

Only an idiot gives his sworn enemy money to buy bullets to shoot him with!

5 comments:

MissingLink said...

About time.

PA Finance Minister Salem Fayyad. Since Fayyad resigned, the agreement is no in force.

With Hamas in charhe it would be mighty difficult to justify ANY money transfer to the Palestinians.

Freedom Fighter said...

Very true,Felis.

The drum is that Iran is going to pick up the shortfall ifthe EU and USa cut off aid.

MissingLink said...

You know what really helped to finish off Communists Block?
All the money (in hard currencies) they had to spend on supporting their little projects in SE Asia, in Africa, South America etc.

MissingLink said...

You know what really helped to finish off Communists Block?
All the money (in hard currencies) they had to spend on supporting their little projects in SE Asia, in Africa, South America etc.

Freedom Fighter said...

Must be a legit point, Mate..you posted it twice!

Just kidding..if anyone would know, it's you, for sure coming from where you do.

And I agree with your point entirely.

As we see, however, the EU is continuing to finesse things. Spooky.