Israel agreed Sunday to release desperately needed funds to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, a day before the moderate leader planned to meet the heads of Egypt, Israel and Jordan in a summit meant to bolster him in his struggle with Hamas.
Analysis: The meeting of Egypt, Jordan, Israel and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is designed to warn Hamas of the consequences of going it alone
Israel on Sunday agreed to transfer of hundreds of millions of dollars of Palestinian tax revenues to the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah.
Israel is reluctant to remove roadblocks and other West Bank restrictions to boost Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's new government until he does more to curb militants, officials said ahead of a summit on Monday.
Israel agreed on Sunday to transfer hundreds of millions of dollars to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's new government, a move Hamas dismissed as "bribery" to fuel tensions with Islamists controlling Gaza.
Israel agreed Sunday to begin releasing hundreds of millions of dollars in frozen tax funds to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, a gesture to bolster the moderate Palestinian leader in his standoff against the Islamic militant group Hamas.
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The Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved the release of frozen tax funds to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a step to bolster the moderate Palestinian leader against the Islamic militant group Hamas, Israel Radio reported.
Israel cancelled the east Jerusalem residence permits of a record number of Palestinians in 2006, effectively expelling them from the city, the human rights groups B'Tselem said on Sunday.
The decision, made in support of the Fatah party in its standoff with Hamas, comes ahead of today s summit involving leaders of Israel, Egypt and Jordan. Israel's Cabinet agreed today to release frozen tax revenues as part of a bid to bolster Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in his standoff with the militant Hamas movement.