Arab League pledges $100 million to Palestinians, rejects Trump’s ‘deal’

Apr 23, 2019 | Politik & Wirtschaft | 0 Kommentare

CAIRO: The Arab League has pledged to pay $100 million a month to the Palestinian Authority to plug the gap left when Israel blocked tax transfers earlier in the year. “We confirm that Arab countries will support the Palestinian state’s budget… (to) resist the political and financial pressure it faces,” the League said Sunday following a meeting in Cairo. Israel collects taxes on behalf of the PA, but withheld $138 million in transfers in February over Palestinian payments to political prisoners jailed for attacks against Israelis.