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  9/24/2011, Elul 25, 5771

Steinitz Mulls Withholding Tax Revenues from PA

Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz (Likud) expressed his opinion Saturday that if the Western-backed Palestinian Authority's statehood bid ends with a vote in the United Nations Security Council or the UN General Assembly, Israel should impose sanctions on the PA, including a halt to the transfer of tax revenues.

Speaking from New York in an interview with Channel 2, Steinitz qualified his statement by saying that the Fatah-led PA's behavior in the coming days would determine the strategy that Israel employs.