Israel May Reduce Ties with PA as of Sunday

(Ha'aretz) Aluf Benn and Amos Harel - The defense establishment recommends taking steps to reduce Israel's ties with the PA as of Sunday. According to the proposal, Israel would announce: a freeze on further transfers of the tax revenues; a ban on the entry of workers from the Gaza Strip into Israel; a ban on the movement of Palestinians between Gaza and the West Bank; freezing a plan to upgrade the crossing points between the territories and Israel; freezing plans to build a port and airport in Gaza; and preventing transfers of military equipment to the PA from foreign countries, such as donations of armored personnel carriers and communications gear. However, Defense Minister Mofaz said none of these steps should interfere with humanitarian activity by international organizations or with the supply of water, electricity, or medical equipment.

2006-02-17 00:00:00

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