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EU donates 15 million to PA budget, following PA financial crisis due to implementation of Israeli anti-terror-salaries law

Headline: "The European Union has donated 15 million euros for the payment of the May salaries of the employees and pensioners"

"The European Union (EU) has donated the sum of 15 million euros for the payment of the May salaries and pensions of approximately 56,000 public employees and pensioners in the West Bank as part of the direct financial support for the Palestinian [PA] budget.
Deputy EU Representative Tomas Niklasson: 'We understand the financial crisis that the Palestinians are experiencing (due to their refusal to accept any tax money collected for them by Israel in response to Israel's Anti "Pay-for-Slay" Law to deduct terror salaries; see note below –Ed.), and the humanitarian, social, and security consequences liable to result from this.'
He added: 'The EU has been in contact with both sides and we have expressed our clear expectations that the governmental economic and financial agreements between the Israeli and Palestinian sides must continue to be fully implemented, including the Israeli obligations according to the Paris Protocol (i.e., the Paris Agreement; see note below).'
He emphasized that this aid is a clear message regarding the EU's strong commitment to the Palestinian people at this difficult time."

Israel's Anti "Pay-for-Slay" Law

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