URGENT ¥¥¥ Israel to transfer blocked Palestinian funds: PM's office

Israel is to resume the transfer of tariffs and tax monies it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, which were frozen last year as punishment for the UN bid, the premier's office said Monday.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's "has decided to authorise the transfer of fiscal revenues to the Palestinian Authority," it said in a statement, adding that the finance minister had already "charged officials with taking up the transfer of funds again."