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January 5, 2015 11:51 am

Israel to Ask Congress to Halt Aid to Palestinian Authority After Bid to Join ICC

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greets US Vice President Joe Biden. Israel is to lobby the US Congress to halt aid to the Palestinian Authority in response to their bid to join the ICC. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

I24News – Israel was weighing its options Sunday for further punishing the Palestinians after freezing millions in tax revenues as a first response to their bid to join the International Criminal Court.

A senior Israeli said Jerusalem would lobby pro-Israel members of the US Congress to enforce a law that would halt $400 million in annual American aid to the Palestinian Authority, Israeli daily Haaretz reported.

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