Riyad Mansour
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PA urges UN action against Israel over tax funds

Palestinian envoy to UN says global body must censure Israel for suspending transfer of tax revenue following UNESCO vote

The Palestinians are urging the UN Security Council to take action against Israel for accelerating settlement construction and "illegally hijacking" Palestinian tax revenue to protest their membership in UNESCO.


Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian UN observer, warned that if Israel's actions aren't stopped immediately, the volatile region's tense situation might deteriorate.


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He told reporters Thursday the Palestinians also want the Security Council to vote on their application for UN membership, even though the US has promised a veto if there isn't a minimum of nine "yes" votes.


Mansour noted that Israel's first application for UN membership wasn't successful but its second was, "so if Palestine has to do it this way, that's our destiny."




פרסום ראשון: 11.04.11, 01:23
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