Quarterly Updates for (16 Aug 2016 — 15 Nov 2016)

There was 1 major Palestine-related development in the UK this quarter. Secy. of State for International Development Priti Patel, a Conservative who rose to power after the Brexit vote earlier this year, announced that the British govt. had decided to freeze the transfer of £25 m. (approx. $31 m.) to the PA out of concern about the PA’s transfer of allowances to Palestinians imprisoned in Israel on terrorismrelated charges or to their families (Haaretz, 10/7). According to Foreign Office sources, the aid would likely resume in 2017: “We are not stopping [aid] for the PA overall,” an official was quoted as saying, “just delaying it.”