Of course it's obviously part of ongoing payoffs, 'rewards', and escalating attempts to arm and money those Palestinians who are in the US and Israeli camp.
The little problem here is that the money Israel has confiscated is supposed to go to the Palestinian 'PA' Government, not to one man who is the President. Indeed, when Yasser Arafat was President that is what the US and Israel insisted upon. Now that things have turned the US and Israel are showing their hypocrisy and duplicity once again.
From the article: Western diplomats say Israel considering handing over millions of dollars in frozen tax funds in bid to bolster Palestinian president prior to possible PA elections...
"I hear that Abu Mazen (Abbas) will be happy to hold a meeting with me. If it is possible to make him and myself happy, I see no reason
not to do so, and I hope this will happen very soon," he said.
During a meeting with British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Monday Olmert said, ‘Diplomatic action in needed to bring about a two-state solution.’
“Peace and stability will be reached only when a peace agreement is reached,” he said. The prime minister also asked that Blair work toward lifting the economic siege imposed on the PA.