The new Israeli government has approved tough new sanctions against the Palestinian Authority (PA) in response to a request by the UN’s highest judicial body to comment on the Israeli occupation of the West Bank.

Israeli sanctions against the Palestinian government came after the UN General Assembly voted last week in favor of a Palestinian request for an expert opinion from the court.

Israeli sanctions will, among other things, freeze Palestinian construction projects in Area C in the occupied West Bank, a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

Area C was placed under the exclusive control of Israel under the Oslo Peace Accords in the 1990s and comprises over 60% of the total area of ​​the occupied West Bank.

Human rights organizations report that Israel only grants construction permits to Palestinians in Area C in exceptional cases.

Israel will also confiscate 139 million shekels (about $39 million) in taxes collected by Israel on behalf of the Palestinian Authority and instead distribute the money to the families of terror victims.

In addition, Israel plans to take additional action against organizations that promote what it considers hostile or terrorist activities “under the guise of humanitarian activities.”

Last week, after the appeal of Palestine, the UN General Assembly asked the World Court in The Hague to give an opinion on the legal consequences of the 55-year Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories.

Israel occupied the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem – areas that the Palestinians want to create for their state – in the 1967 Middle East war. He withdrew from Gaza in 2005 but, along with neighboring Egypt, controls the enclave’s borders. The PA had limited self-government in the West Bank under the temporary peace accords of the 1990s.

The World Court is the highest court in the United Nations that hears disputes between states. His rulings are binding, though he has no power to enforce them.

“These decisions are condemned and rejected both in terms of money and other measures that they are planning,” said Nabil Abu Rudayneh, spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

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