Israel will resume monthly transfers of taxes to the government as well as return, in installments, about $600 million withheld from the Palestinians since early 2006.
Israel's Supreme Court delayed a plea bargain that dropped rape charges against Israel's former president, leaving only minor infractions, and women's rights activists demanded that the court scuttle the deal.
Israel transferred to the Palestinians on Sunday a portion of the hundreds of millions of dollars in tax funds it had frozen for 17 months, hoping to bolster President Mahmoud Abbas while isolating Hamas.
In a gesture to the new Palestinian government, Israel will begin releasing some of the hundreds of millions of dollars in Palestinian tax money it has frozen for more than a year, Israeli officials said Sunday.
Tens of thousands of Palestinian civil servants will be paid in full this week for the first time in over a year after Israel released millions of dollars in tax funds frozen during Hamas rule, officials said Sunday.
Israel lifted its 17-month economic boycott of the Palestinian Authority on Sunday for Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, while vowing no let up in strikes against "terrorists."
Israel on Sunday began transferring to the Palestinians some of the hundreds of millions of dollars in tax funds it had frozen for 17 months, hoping to bolster President Mahmoud Abbas while isolating Hamas.
Israel's high court on Sunday ordered a delay on president Moshe Katsav being indicted for sex offences, demanding the attorney general justify a much criticised plea bargain under which rape charges were dropped.
Israel will on Sunday start to transfer millions of dollars in tax funds to the Palestinian Authority for the first time, following an economic boycott of Hamas-run governments for over a year.
Israel will resume as early as Sunday the transfer of millions of dollars in tax funds to the Palestinians for the first time in 17 months to bolster President Mahmoud Abbas in a drive to further isolate Hamas.