Israel secretly wanted to transfer hundreds of millions of shekels to the Palestinian Authority allegedly for preventing its collapse but the Palestinian Authority headed by Mahmoud Abbas refused to take that illegal money and returned it, Israeli News Stations reported on Sunday.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon discussed this subject during a meeting on Sunday, according to the report. The meeting was also attended by the head of the National Security Council, Meir Ben-Shabbat, and the two discussed the possibility of persuading PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas to accept hundreds of millions of shekels from Israel.
On Saturday, Kahlon met with the official in charge of regional affairs in the Palestinian Authority regarding the economic situation in the PA.
Source: Kan 11