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US pressurising Arab states to stop aid to Palestine: Minister

IANS  |  Ramallah 

Palestinian on Monday said that the US was exerting pressure on Arab states to stop financial aid to

In a statement released by the official of Palestine, Al-Maliki said the Palestinians were looking into ways to legally pursue the cases against the US' "illegal steps to impose a financial blockade on the Palestinian people".

"The Palestinians are seeking alternative financial sources in order to respond to the US government's punitive measures," he was quoted as saying by

He said that the Palestinians were considering resorting to the and international legal organizations against Israel's intention to deduct money allocated to families of Palestinian prisoners and those slain by Israeli forces out of Palestine's tax revenues collected by Israeli authorities.

Israeli on Sunday said that his government was going to approve a to deduct Palestine's financial allocations out of its tax revenues, according to the Israeli public radio.

Palestinian Mahmoud Abbas' party accused and the US of "tightening the financial blockade" against his country, after rejected the US-proposed peace plan.

The Palestinians declared a boycott of the since it recognized as Israel's capital and moved its Embassy in to the holy city.



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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 20:38 IST