The Palestinians are still attempting to use the UN as a club against Israel. They need to be taught that there is a severe price to such acts. They are very short on money at the moment since Arab governments are not fulfilling their pledges. This will definitely get their attention.
Israel is considering punitive measures against the Palestinian Authority over the UN Human Right’s Council decision to establish a fact-finding mission to probe the effects of settlements on Palestinian human rights, Israel Radio reported Sunday.
Part of these measures may include delaying the transfer of tax revenues to the PA, or freezing joint economic ventures between Jerusalem and the PA, a diplomatic source told Israel Radio.
Israel wants to send the PA a message that it cannot enjoy Israel's cooperation while at the same time "acting against it in international bodies," the source said, referring the UN Human Rights Council approval last week of a plan to send observers to document the effect Jewish settlements have on Palestinian human rights.
Eight senior cabinet ministers will convene Sunday to discuss possible sanctions on the PA.
Israel froze tax transfers to the Palestinian Authority last year, following UNESCO's decision to admit the PA as a member state in October. While Jerusalem released the funds in November, the government warned it would freeze them again were the PA to continue to pursue statehood unilaterally at the UN...