Reform Must Wait

Israel’s security cabinet approved a proposal to transfer funds earmarked for the Palestinian Authority to Norway. This was done in the hopes of resolving a dispute between Jerusalem and Washington. Tax funds collected for the PA from PA residents working in Israel will be transferred to Norway but will only be released with the approval of Israel’s finance minister.

The Biden administration has demanded Israel unfreeze funds earmarked for the PA, as part of the administration’s bid to reform the PA’s leadership.

No reform of PA “leadership” should take place now. Let Israel do its job and eliminate the terrorist entity controlling the PA in the first place. As long as Hamas controls Gaza and the PA is militarized, there can be no realistic steps toward reform.

Israeli minister outraged as cabinet okays plan to transfer Palestinian Authority funds, by Vered Weiss/World Israel News, January 21, 2024


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