Prime Minister Netanyahu on the UN resolution: "A distorted and despicable decision, will not bind the Israeli government" (Walla system)
The political-security cabinet approved yesterday (Thursday) to impose sanctions on the Palestinian Authority, following its application to the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
The decision states that Israel will transfer NIS 139 million from the PA's funds to victims of terrorism and an immediate offset will apply from the PA's payments to terrorists and their families for 2022 in accordance with the report of the security establishment.
Also, construction plans of the Palestinians in Area C will be frozen due to illegal takeover attempts by the PA - contrary to international agreements, benefits will be denied to the Palestinian Authority who lead the legal-political struggle against Israel and actions will be taken against organizations in the Palestinian Territories that promote terrorist activity, including political activity - legal action against Israel under the guise of humanitarian activity.
Some of the steps that were decided upon were already being worked on by the headquarters during the previous government's time, such as the 139 million shekels offset for victims of terrorism and the offset of tax money due to the transfer of salaries to terrorists.
The cabinet decided to speed up their implementation.
Other parts such as the negative of the brother's certificates
They approved imposing sanctions on the authority.
The Political-Security Cabinet (Photo: Government Press Office, Kobi Gideon)
The political-security cabinet met yesterday for the first time since the swearing in of the new government.
In the debate, his members discussed measures to respond to the move by the Palestinians at the United Nations, who managed to obtain a majority for their proposal, according to which the International Court of Justice in The Hague will examine whether Israeli presence in the territories is legal
. that the moves the cabinet decided on are in terms of a "yellow card for the Palestinians" especially after the threats of violence made by the Palestinian ambassador to the UN yesterday.
The senior official noted that there were additional measures that Israel considered taking but avoided them in order not to harm the Palestinian population in the West Bank.
"The steps we decided to take are mainly focused on the leadership of the Palestinian Authority and the factors that lead the moves against Israel in the UN and not on the general population," said the senior official.
The Palestinian proposal was approved at the end of last week by the United Nations Special Committee on Politics and Decolonization. The proposal was passed by a majority of 87 countries that voted in favor, compared to 24 that opposed. 53 countries abstained. This achievement of the Palestinians is expected to open a legal process that may last about a year, during which they will examine The judges will determine whether the Israeli presence in the West Bank and East Jerusalem is legal, and these will recommend measures that the UN and the countries of the world should take against Israel because of this.
Israel fears that the opinion of the International Court of Justice will lead to an increase in boycott initiatives against it.
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