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On our responded to that successful Palestinian bid for the non member observer state status at the United Nations they're now with holding 100 million dollars in tax revenue.
From the Palestinians.
Who -- turns out.
Haven't had their electric bill they -- the Israeli power company over 200 million bucks how's this new wrinkle going to impact the potential peace process.
David Lee Miller live in our Jerusalem bureau with the very latest -- -- I -- one -- worth noting is that this hundred million dollars owed to the Palestinians.
Is money that Israel collects on their behalf -- tax money and customs fees.
The money the Palestinians used to -- salaries as well as the cost of security.
No doubt this is going to create an economic hardship on the Palestinian Authority.
-- well just the last few hours Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Arrived in Ramallah from the UN vote in New York he'd -- there a hero's welcome there were thousands and thousands.
It -- main square outside the government offices many held up his picture of balloons Palestinian flag.
Abbas told the crowd tonight quote Palestine has achieved in this story serves achievement at the United Nations.
-- miles Palestinians celebrated.
Israeli settlement construction on the West Bank continued today in response to the UN vote Israel said it was planning for additional construction.
-- same area where these pictures were recorded.
But the actual work.
Well that could be years away.
The government also gave the green light to construction of 3000.
Units in East Jerusalem and elsewhere on the West Bank.
That's the weekly tablet cabinet meeting today -- a prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed criticism of these settlement construction saying and I quote.
We will carry on building in Jerusalem and all areas that are on the map of Israel's strategic interest.
If Israel proceeds we -- these -- plans.
The Palestinians say it is going to make it impossible for them to have a viable state -- date because it will not be contiguous on the ground.
And -- the United States it has addressed the settlement expansion Eric saying it was quote.
And I David later -- what the Palestinians do not that they can be more involved in the UN.
Agencies -- maybe the international criminal court to thanks good to see.
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