Hatem Amro rides a donkey to his job as a teacher because he cannot afford a car on the reduced salary of Palestinian government employees. An Israeli tax freeze has emptied the Palestinian Authority coffers. The Palestinian government employs a quarter of the workforce, and these employees are scraping by on reduced salaries. Israel froze the transfer of taxes to the Palestinian Authority to protest President Mahmoud Abbas's application to join the International Criminal Court, where Israel could be charged for suspected war crimes.
Hatem Amro rides a donkey to his job as a teacher because he cannot afford a car on the reduced salary of Palestinian government employees. An Israeli tax freeze has emptied the Palestinian Authority coffers. The Palestinian government employs a quarter of the workforce, and these employees are scraping by on reduced salaries. Israel froze the transfer of taxes to the Palestinian Authority to protest President Mahmoud Abbas's application to join the International Criminal Court, where Israel could be charged for suspected war crimes. McClatchy
Hatem Amro rides a donkey to his job as a teacher because he cannot afford a car on the reduced salary of Palestinian government employees. An Israeli tax freeze has emptied the Palestinian Authority coffers. The Palestinian government employs a quarter of the workforce, and these employees are scraping by on reduced salaries. Israel froze the transfer of taxes to the Palestinian Authority to protest President Mahmoud Abbas's application to join the International Criminal Court, where Israel could be charged for suspected war crimes. McClatchy

West Bank Palestinians reeling as Israel withholds tax payments

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