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Bill would spend Palestinian taxes on Israeli families

An Israeli bill designed to restrict how the Palestinian Authority spends its revenues is on the fast track in the Knesset.
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Money that the Palestinian Authority (PA) currently uses to compensate families of those captured, injured or killed in confrontations with Israel would go to Israelis instead under a bill the Israeli parliament is considering.

The Knesset approved the first reading of the bill May 7, and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman pledged to shepherd the legislation swiftly through its required second and third readings. Chief among those calling for the change have been Liberman, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Education Minister Naftali Bennett.

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