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After UN vote on ICJ, Israel preps sanctions for Palestinian Authority

The Israeli cabinet's new sanctions on the Palestinian Authority and its leadership are putting Jerusalem on a collision course with Washington and the international community.
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Israel’s security cabinet approved sanctions against the Palestinian Authority Friday in response to a UN resolution adopted Dec. 30. Possible sanctions were presented to the cabinet by senior security figures Thursday evening.

Israel has been threatening sanctions against the Palestinian Authority since the United Nations voted in favor of a resolution to seek an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice on the situation in the West Bank. On Wednesday night, after the UN convened to condemn Israel on National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir ascending the Temple Mount complex earlier in the week.

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