Originally Posted by patteeu
The amount of the transfer varies from month to month, depending on how much the Palestinians happened to buy or import. Payments tend to be about $50 million, which covers around half of the Palestinian Authority's total operating expenses. I think that sounds really good, for such poor people.
Israel has decided to cut off the tax transfers several times over the past decade. Benjamin Netanyahu was the first to use the sanction, after a series of deadly suicide bombings in the summer of 1997. The Israelis stopped the transfers again with the start of the intifada in 2000; they withheld the Palestinian tax revenue for two years.
The palestinians claim they deserve this, but they don't. and it is wrongfully used to prop up the very gov't, that to cheers from the people, demand to throw the pig and ape jews into the sea. The ones who religiously quote the hadith that teaches to kill jews (See Egypt President Mohammed Morsi-The same one Obummer tries to prop up).