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PA says considering changes to Paris protocol

Dec. 15, 2012 12:32 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 18, 2012 6:42 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- The Palestinian Authority might go to the sponsors of Paris protocol to pressure Israeli authorities to retreat from their decision to seize tax revenues, the undersecretary of the Ministry of National Economy said Wednesday.

Nasser Tahboub told Ma’an that the Israeli decision violates the convention and he accused the Israelis of engaging in "piracy" using Palestinian money, from which Israel already takes a percentage.

Israel's Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz transferred the month's 435 million shekels in Palestinian tax money to the Israel Electric Corporation instead of to Ramallah, Israeli media reported.

The seizure was in retaliation for a vote that Israel lost in the UN by a wide margin in late November.

According to the Paris protocol that governs economic relations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, any dispute over debts should be settled by a joint committee.

Tahboub told Ma’an that he advised the Israeli finance minister to reconsider its decision, and reiterated that Israel does not have the right to "free play with the Palestinians' money."
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