While the Israeli cabinet authorized a deduction of nearly $140 million from the P.A. due to its longstanding policy of paying monthly stipends to convicted terrorists and their families, Abbas remains committed to the reprehensible practice.
Reuters, a major international news agency, falsely blamed Israel for water supply issues in a Bethlehem-area Palestinian village in an article published earlier this week, according to media watchdog HonestReporting.
Residents of Samaria, both Israeli and Palestinian, have recently been affected by a water crisis in the region and Israel has been forced to cut water supplies to the area, a result of Palestinian refusal to maintain its water systems or meet with Israeli officials to work towards a much-needed solution.
Israel's Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked on Monday stated that she is working together with Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit on an outline for imposing Israeli law on the Israeli-controlled areas in Judea and Samaria.