Abbas, Who’s Tried to Keep the Peace, Now Must Pay for Violence
The jury's verdict comes at one of the weakest points for the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority. Israel is yet again withholding $127 million in tax revenues it collects on “behalf” of the authority to punish the P.L.O. for joining the International Criminal Court. Israel’s electricity company just cut power to two West Bank districts over an alleged $490 million debt.