The Islamic terrorists never seem to tire of using the phrase “Israel has opened the gates of Hell” for one reason or another. This time, it’s because Israel is withholding tax money from the PA.
The first step towards a major financial crisis came yesterday when Israel made good on a threat to suspend the transfer of about Â£30 million in customs payments which it collects every month on behalf of the authority. The money is used to pay many of the authority’s 135,000 employees. Saudi Arabia and Qatar promised to give Â£18.5 million to help keep up payments.
Farhat As’ad, a Hamas spokesman in the West Bank, said Israel was “opening the gates of hell” by suspending the money transfers and that it would lead to greater extremism and fuel violence.
That is one easy gate to open, apparently.
By the way, none of the stories about how Israel is suspending payments of the tax money mentions that the palestinians owe Israel $47 million in unpaid electric bills for Gaza. Apparently, part of the Road Map includes free electricity for the terrortories[sic].