Sunday, April 5, 2015

Palestinians reject Israeli tax transfer after utility debts deducted

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday he rejected Israel's offer of a partial transfer of tax revenues it collects for the Palestinians, following a three-month freeze.

Abbas said Israel wants to keep a large part of the frozen tax funds to settle debts incurred by his Palestinian Authority, including for unpaid utility bills.

"They (the Israelis) said they are going to send us our tax money," Abbas said Sunday. "But when they sent it, they deducted one third ... We said 'no' and sent the money back, saying either we resort to arbitration or court."

Bitches don't pay bills and throw a hissy fit when the money they owe is withheld.

Watcher actually beat me to the punch with this story, as I was trying to source some background information he posted. Anyway, it seems that the PA has a nasty habit of not asking its people to pay for either water or electricity which they receive off of the Israelis. In 2013, the PA asked the Israelis to cancel half of its 1.1 billion shekel debt to the state-owned Israel Electric Corporation, with repayment of the remaining 550 million shekels spread over a period of 20 years. It appears that the PA does this in which to curry favour with its support base and to stick the finger at the stupid Jew. What makes this even more damning is that the money for utility bills is already there (handed over by the stupid EU and US) and yet, the PA finds better things to spend this money on, such as... placing them in Swiss bank accounts). Yet to the liberal world, the Jews are in the wrong here for asking for the money.