Palestine unity government agrees on emergency budget

Ramallah, March 25: The Palestinian unity government has said it agreed on an emergency budget and sent it to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for approval. The government on Tuesday said in a statement issued in the aftermath of its weekly meeting that agreeing on the emergency budget was decided after the Israeli decision of withholding the Palestinian tax revenue dues since early January, Xinhua reported.

The government’s weekly meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah who plans to visit in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday to promote reconstruction and interl reconciliation.

“The dues that Israel is still withholding represent 70 percent of the general Palestinian budget, besides that the donors didn’t transfer the dotions they pledged in the conference held in Cairo in Oct. 12,” said the statement. (ians)

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