India Intelligence Report
 

Israel Stops Palestinian Money Transfers

 

The Palestinian Authority saw the first effects of the Hamas victory in last week's elections when Israel stopped transfer of moneys to the administration. The Government of these territories is expecting USD 33 from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and UAE to pay for next week's wages. The West, which contributes close to USD 1 billion in aid, said that it would not provide aid to Hamas Government unless they disarmed and accepted Israel's right to exist. Hamas has rejected this demand as "blackmail. 

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