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EU to begin discussions with PA over prisoners' stipends

July 5, 2018 1:21 P.M. (Updated: July 23, 2018 11:28 A.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- For the first time, the European Union would reportedly investigate if Palestinian Authority (PA) uses its funds to pay stipends for families of imprisoned or killed Palestinians, Israeli news site Israel Hayom reported.

According to Israel National News website the EU has reportedly said that it will begin discussions with the PA on the issue.

A European statement said that "the payment system for Palestinian prisoners, former prisoners and their families is part of the EU's political dialogue with the Palestinian Authority being carried out at the highest levels," the sites reported.

The European Union also stressed that they expect Israel to "continue to implement the Paris agreements;" these agreements specify the collection of taxes that Israel makes for the PA.

The new Israeli law approved by the Knesset earlier this week would deduct these funds transferred to the PA.
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