Erekat: Arabs to help Palestinians if Israel halts funds
A top Palestinian negotiator says Arab nations have promised $100 million a month if Israel follows through with threats to block critical tax funds as punishment for the statehood drive by the West Bank and Gaza.


Saeb Erekat says the so-called "safety net" was pledged by Arab League foreign ministers meeting Saturday in Qatar's capital Doha. Erekat says the Arab funds would only begin if Israel stops the monthly tax payments to the Palestinian Authority. (AP)