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    • Algeria militants kill 14 soldiers April 20, 2014
      Islamist militants kill 14 Algerian soldiers in an ambush on a military convoy in mountains east of the capital Algiers.
    • Nigeria teacher in seized girls plea April 19, 2014
      The headmistress of a school in Nigeria calls on the government to do more to save teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants.
    • 'Dozens die' in S Sudan cattle raid April 19, 2014
      Dozens of people are killed in a cattle raid in a remote herders' camp in South Sudan's northern Warrap state, local officials say.
    • Egypt left-winger to challenge Sisi April 19, 2014
      Egyptian left-winger Hamdeen Sabahi submits his official bid to run for president, the only challenger so far to ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
    • Algeria's president gets fourth term April 18, 2014
      Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, wins a fourth term in office taking more than 81% of the vote.
    • UN outrage at South Sudan attack April 19, 2014
      The UN expresses outrage at a deadly attack on one of its bases in South Sudan, saying it could "constitute a war crime".
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Norway critical of Israel’s witholding of Palestinian revenues

Posted by African Press International on December 8, 2012

“The fact that the Israeli authorities are withholding the Palestinian clearance revenues in December is very unfortunate,” commented Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide.
“The Palestinian economy is in deep crisis, with a budget deficit of almost USD 0.5 billion for the current year. The fact that Israel is withholding Palestinian revenues could further exacerbate this crisis, and there is a danger that Palestinian state institutions could collapse,” Mr Eide said.
Norway emphasises the importance of maintaining regular transfers in the current situation, and stresses that the parties must agree on the repayment of any debt.
Under the arrangement currently in place, the Israeli authorities are responsible for collecting Palestinian clearance revenues in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and for their subsequent transfer to the Palestinian Authority (PA). The Israeli authorities refer to the withholding of the funds as the deduction of Palestinian debts to the Israel Electric Corporation. This decision is being seen as a reaction to the vote in the UN General Assembly on 29 November, in which the Palestinians’ status at the UN was upgraded to that of observer state, by an overwhelming majority. The clearance revenues that the Israeli authorities collect on behalf of the PA account for more than a third of the PA’s revenues.
“It is now essential that Israel and the international community engage in a concerted effort to stabilise the Palestinian economy. If the already precarious financial situation deteriorates further, this could weaken the moderate Palestinian leaders who are willing to negotiate, and strengthen extremist actors. This is not in the interests of Israel, the Palestinians or the international community,” Mr Eide said.   
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