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Israel Freezes Tax Transfers to Palestinians Following ICC Bid

An Israeli official says Israel has decided to freeze about $125 million in tax revenues it collects for the Palestinians, in response to Palestinian efforts to join the International Criminal Court. The Palestinians rely on the monthly revenue transfer to run their government and pay the salaries of civil servants. The action was taken a day after Palestinian officials submitted documents to the United Nations to join the ICC, a move that will enable them to seek war crimes charges against...

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