Abbas Threatens Israel With ICC Over Frozen Tax Cash – 6 April 2015

RT logoMahmoud Abbas, the President of the Palestinian Authority, says he has returned funds from frozen tax revenues handed over by Israel because they amounted to only a third of the total owed.

Israel began withholding around a $130 million a month in tax and customs revenues owed to the Palestinians in December in retaliation for the Palestinians joining the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Their accession to the ICC was finalized on April 1 and under international pressure Israel agreed last week to resume the money transfers.

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