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Israel Freezes Payments to Palestinians

Israel has frozen this month’s transfer of $45 million in tax rebates and customs payments to the Palestinian Authority while it reviews its options following the Hamas victory in last week’s parliamentary election, an Israeli government official said Wednesday. “The transfers will be on hold” while the issue is being reviewed, said Mark Regev, the Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman. “The expectation is that automatic transfers will not continue.” Full Story

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