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Fayyad Warns: No Tax Money - No More PA
Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/11/11 | Elad Benari

Posted on 11/24/2011 2:45:59 PM PST by Eleutheria5

The Palestinian Authority may soon fail financially and cease to exist, its prime minister warned on Thursday.

Salam Fayyad warned that if Israel does not resume the transfer of tax revenues it collects for the PA, the entity will collapse economically and thus cease to exist. Already now, Fayyad claimed, the PA cannot pay salaries to its employees.

Channel 10 News reported that Fayyad made the comments following a meeting with Norway’s Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre. According to the report, Fayyad said that the collapse of PA institutions “is advancing rapidly toward the point at which they will stop operating.”

“We have no money,” Fayyad was quoted as having said. “It’s not about donations or international assistance we receive,” he added, blaming the Israeli decision to freeze the taxes it collects for the PA as being the reason for the impending collapse.

A recent World Bank report, while admitting that the PA is undergoing a financial crisis, said the crisis was primarily due to the lack of donor countries fulfilling their pledges to fork over billions of dollars to Ramallah.

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(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: byebye; fayyad; israel; orelse; pa; palestinianauthority; payus
I'm not even in the US, but I think I'll celebrate Thanksgiving, anyway. No more money for the PA, and they even threaten to stop existing. Oh, thank You! thank You! thank You!
1 posted on 11/24/2011 2:46:02 PM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Maybe the PA officials can draw on the stolen money that they have in Swiss bank accounts.


2 posted on 11/24/2011 2:50:55 PM PST by Jonty30 (If a person won't learn under the best of times, than he must learn under the worst of times.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Excellent news.


3 posted on 11/24/2011 2:54:57 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: Eleutheria5

Amazing to me to find out that the enemy of Israel depends on funds from Israel to exist.

Why didn’t the Israeli’s cut off funds years ago?


4 posted on 11/24/2011 2:55:55 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Eleutheria5
Hmmm...wonder what chapter of bankruptcy this will fall under?

The court of world opinion is going to divide along party lines and the shortest link to the next check.

5 posted on 11/24/2011 2:59:29 PM PST by ptsal
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To: Eleutheria5

How’s a bout each time a single missile is sent over from Gaza the tax remittance fund is set back to zero...and remains at zero for a month.

And while we are at it turn off the fu#king electricity and gas!


6 posted on 11/24/2011 3:03:20 PM PST by Bobalu (More rubble, less trouble)
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To: Eleutheria5

At last some good news! Happy Thanks Giving everyone.


7 posted on 11/24/2011 3:06:45 PM PST by jpsb
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To: Eleutheria5
Oh, jeez... I can't be that simple. Can it???

If so, let's try cutting off the democraps.

8 posted on 11/24/2011 3:09:12 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: Eleutheria5

I’m trying to see a downside here. Really, I am.


9 posted on 11/24/2011 3:10:35 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Look, let’s just cut through the bulls**t once and for all. Isn’t it time to just stamp out these cockroaches and put an end to their....and our.....misery?


10 posted on 11/24/2011 3:11:55 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: Eleutheria5

Perhaps they need to tax themselves.

Perhaps they need to get aid from the Greeks


11 posted on 11/24/2011 3:14:14 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: LibWhacker
I can't be that simple. Can it???

IT can't be that simple. (I can definitely be simple.)

12 posted on 11/24/2011 3:14:43 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: RightOnline

If by “those cockroaches” you mean the PA upper echelons and true believers, and Hamas and PFLP and el Aqsa, et al., I’d say yes. But if you mean the Palis themselves, I’d say no. Just make an example out of these crumbums, or better yet help the Palis to do it themselves, and you’ll be surprised how cooperative the Palis will suddenly become. Offer them the option of citizenship in exchange for an oath of loyalty, and likely they’ll studiously ignore it to save their “dignity,” and secretly smile at how few take us up on it.


13 posted on 11/24/2011 3:16:30 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: Jonty30

That is a sacred trust. Bismillah, we must guard it for future generations of our family.


14 posted on 11/24/2011 3:17:41 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: Eleutheria5

For some strange insane reason this bit of information just tickles my funny bone.


15 posted on 11/24/2011 3:18:34 PM PST by The Working Man (The mantra for BO's reign...."No Child Left a Dime")
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To: bert

Maybe they can join the EU. There’s an “entity” that is about to self-dissolve. When it does, they can declare it a Palestinian State and burn Vidal Sassoon (Jooo!) products in the streets of Paris to celebrate.


16 posted on 11/24/2011 3:21:07 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: The Working Man

Nothing strange about it. It’s like seeing a house falling and hoping the wicked witch of the East doesn’t look up.


17 posted on 11/24/2011 3:27:11 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: exDemMom

Don’t strain yourself.


18 posted on 11/24/2011 3:40:04 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I can see the soup kitchens now, “Is this soup halal?


19 posted on 11/24/2011 3:45:36 PM PST by healy61
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To: Eleutheria5
Congressmen ask for probe into PA use of US funds>

maybe hammer time ?
20 posted on 11/24/2011 3:54:18 PM PST by stylin19a (obama - "FREDO" smart)
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To: Venturer

If it wasn’t for the US, Europe and (especially) Israel, the PA wouldn’t exist. They are the welfare queens of the Middle East. None of their Arab “brothers” will bail them out—I don’t think they ever get the funds that are pledged to them. Thanks to their own overreaching at the UN, Israel scapped the Oslo Accord and turned off the $$ spicket. And now the Europeans are too preoccupied with their own problems to care. Of course, I wouldn’t rule out Obama funding them by Executive order. Don’t ask me how he could pull that off w/o Congress, but he seems to be able to get away with just about everything else.


21 posted on 11/24/2011 4:13:20 PM PST by rbg81
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To: Jonty30

I’d be curious to investigate to see how destitute they are. There might be considerable amounts coming under the table to them, and the Israeli embargo on tax receipts may only be symbolic in effect. I very much doubt they will announce that they quit.


22 posted on 11/24/2011 4:16:32 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (bloodwashed not whitewashed)
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To: rbg81
Of course, I wouldn’t rule out Obama funding them by Executive order. Don’t ask me how he could pull that off w/o Congress, but he seems to be able to get away with just about everything else.

That might be one of the easier scams -- just dip into defense funds.

23 posted on 11/24/2011 4:17:43 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (bloodwashed not whitewashed)
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To: Eleutheria5

Where’s the BAD news in this?


24 posted on 11/24/2011 4:24:14 PM PST by goodnesswins (Being Thankful I was born in the great U S of A!)
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To: rbg81

Don’t ask me how he could pull that off w/o Congress, but he seems to be able to get away with just about everything else.
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Aint that the truth.


25 posted on 11/24/2011 4:48:20 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Eleutheria5

Sounds good to me!!!!

Where is your tagline?


26 posted on 11/24/2011 4:52:12 PM PST by marty60
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To: Eleutheria5

Oh yeah...they are ready for “statehood”. They cant survive a month without being on the dole. What a joke.


27 posted on 11/24/2011 4:56:51 PM PST by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: Eleutheria5
The Hildabeaste called Bibi last Monday crying about this. Bibi did not respond. Link
At issue is the approximately $100 million a month that Israel collects in taxes and customs duties on the PA's behalf under the terms of the Oslo Accords. These funds go to pay salaries of PA government employees, in particular members of the PA security apparatus, which is responsible for, among other things, foiling terror attacks against Israel stemming from the West Bank.

On Monday evening, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and demanded that the money be released. Netanyahu's bureau only reported that the two had spoken about Iran, preferring not to mention Clinton's demand.

On Wednesday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Netanyahu and also demanded that he immediately release the PA funds. Last weekend, White House National Security Adviser Tom Donilon called his Israeli counterpart, Ya'akov Amidror, and explained that the U.S. administration expected the funds to be released immediately. On Monday morning Netanyahu met with Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, who also told Israel to release the tax money.

All these requests came up against a wall of Israeli recalcitrance. Netanyahu made it clear that he did not have a majority in the inner cabinet or in his Forum of Eight to make such a move. He even explained that there would be no decision on the matter until the results were in from the meeting in Cairo between Abbas and the head of Hamas' political bureau, Khaled Meshal, about setting up a Palestinian unity government.

In the background is also Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's threat to dismantle the coalition if the funds were released, and the stubborn opposition to doing so from within the Likud.

This was posted here on FR but I can't find the link.
28 posted on 11/24/2011 5:53:48 PM PST by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: Jonty30
How bout the PA muzzies tap into the billions Yassar Arafat stole from his own people and squirreled away in secret bank accounts.

Ya just gotta love these people. They rabidly rally around causes against Israel or U.S. yet totally looking past crimes committed against their own, by their own.

29 posted on 11/24/2011 6:02:05 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: Eleutheria5

I say tough s**t to all the palimurderers; let them ask the Egyptians and Iranians for financial help; after all, aren’t they their muzzie brothers.
Let them all die in the cold and the dark then let their pedophile prophet sort them out.


30 posted on 11/24/2011 6:21:25 PM PST by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Eleutheria5

I’m trying to see the downside here.

Nope. Not there


31 posted on 11/24/2011 6:38:12 PM PST by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man. Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face)
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To: Eleutheria5

I had to check if this was satire from AZConservative or something and OMG IT’S NOT~!!!!!!


32 posted on 11/24/2011 7:17:12 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Eleutheria5.
The Palestinian Authority may soon fail financially and cease to exist... if Israel does not resume the transfer of tax revenues...

33 posted on 11/24/2011 7:20:50 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Eleutheria5

This is a point I occasionally try to make. There will never be an independent West Bank, nor will there ever be an independent Gaza.

All the effort trying to make something so that will never be so only delays the day that we find a solution that could work. More delays mean more treasure wasted and more lives lost, more precious Israelis killed and more deluded arabs killed too.

The west bank has no economy of its own. Separate from Israel, separate from Jordan or Egypt, there is no basis for an independent state either in the west bank region or Gaza. It can only exist while the US and UN and Israel provide it with funds, and if Israel consents to allow its “citizens” access to Israeli markets and jobs.

Its only future is to be absorbed into Israel itself, or to be reabsorbed into its arab neighboring state. As an artificial “independent” entity it has no future and can only be sustained by life support provided by outsiders including Israel itself. It is doomed, in fact, to be what it is at present, a rump state with no economy ruled by outlaws.


34 posted on 11/24/2011 7:30:30 PM PST by marron
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To: marron
Better: The Israelis roundup the Palis and deport them to Somalia to be with their fellow Muslim terrorist brothers. Let the Somalis deal with them.

(Note to PA: No more bribe money to you.)

35 posted on 11/24/2011 9:25:09 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: Eleutheria5

lol they compare holding funds to waterboarding . Israel should bill them for every rocket they lob , say about 100 million each.
Please cease to exist ... please let it be so.

BTW Thanksgiving isn’t about eating turkey and getting stuffed , although to many secular American now think it is so. Thanksgiving is about giving thanks to YHVH for all the blessing and provisions he has given us .


36 posted on 11/24/2011 9:31:59 PM PST by Lera
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To: Eleutheria5

Too bad. The PA decided to get in bed with Hamas and it abrogated the Oslo accords when it went ahead to push for unilateral statehood. Israel is not going to give money to an outfit that is dedicated to its demise. Israel needs to stand firm.


37 posted on 11/24/2011 9:55:11 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Lera

I would be real thankful right now if G-d provided me with a boot big enough to kick these PA low-lives out of my country and flat on their asses. Any time after their authority ceases to exist would be fine.


38 posted on 11/25/2011 5:27:26 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: Eleutheria5

PA Low-lives: Anyone in a position of responsibility within the PA.

—Webster’s


39 posted on 11/25/2011 5:35:20 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Offer them the option of JORDANIAN citizenship with FORMAL REGISTERED ALIEN STATUS IN ISRAEL in exchange for an oath of OBEYING ISRAELI LAW, OR DEPORTATION...

/fixed it..


40 posted on 11/25/2011 7:40:09 AM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Yehuda

Jordan of course will totally go along with that.


41 posted on 11/26/2011 8:12:30 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Think so?


42 posted on 11/26/2011 4:48:59 PM PST by Yehuda (quote and)
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