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Israel is considering punitive measures towards the Palestinian Authority, after the UN Human Rights Council decided to form an internationl committee to investigate the Israeli settlements in the West Bank, a decision proposed and advanced by the PA. According to a high-ranked Israeli official, at least three ministers of the eight-minister forum support freezing the Palestinian tax revenues collected by Israel for the PA – Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Lieberman (Yisrael Beiteinu), Minister of Finance Yuval Steinitz (Likud) and Minister of Strategic Affairs Moshe Yaalon (Likud).
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Avigdor Lieberman (Israel Beitenu) said in a party meeting that his party might reintroduce the original wording of the bill aimed at harming human rights and left wing organizations. Lieberman further said that his party might have erred when it agreed to a watered-down version of the bill, which was then put on hold by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The Police Internal Investigations department is investigating Rami Cohen Gvura, a former officer at the National Fraud Investigation Squad, on the suspicion that he passed information to of the suspects in a police investigation of Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Lieberman (Yisrael Beitenu) said this afternoon in a factional meeting at the Knesset that the left-wing organizations are “terror abettors and nothing more, their whole purpose is to weaken the Israeli army and its resolve to defend the citizens of Israel.” Lieberman attacked the MKs who claimed that the committee to investigate left-wing organizations is McCarthyism and said that “it is those two-faced persons in the national camp, who are prepared to sacrifice the full interests of the national camp, are to blame for the fact that the national camp has never ruled the State of Israel, not even when we won in the ballot box. The right has never truly succeeded in ruling and trying to convey its world view, to lead the country, because of those turncoats who are constantly busy with one thing only: proving how right they are, and are simply a group that has become a band of discerning people, whose whole goal is to justify its existence.”