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Israel takes punitive measures after UNESCO vote

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Israel takes punitive measures after UNESCO vote


Israel has decided to speed up Jewish settlement building in the West Bank and East Jerusalem one day after the Palestinian’s successful bid to join UNESCO.

It has also imposed a halt on the transfer of VAT and customs revenues due to the Palestinian Authority worth over seven hundred million euros a year.

At a cabinet meeting Prime Minister Bejamin Netanyahu agreed a series of punitive measures which include a ban on UNESCO missions to Israel.

A spokesperson for the Palestinian Authority condemned the moves saying they would only speed up the destruction of the peace process.

Meanwhile internet services came under attack yesterday on the West bank and Gaza by unknown hackers. According to the PA they came from multiple sources around the world. Engineers are trying to resolve the problem as prolonged internet interruption badly effects many Palestinian businesses.

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