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Palestinians threaten to end security ties with Israel over withheld tax revenue

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2014 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a meeting of the Fatah revolutionary council in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Abbas has threatened to stop security coordination with Israel if the country continues to withhold millions of dollars of Palestinian tax revenue, a senior Palestinian official said Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. Nabil Shaath said President Mahmoud Abbas warned European leaders on a trip to Europe last week that Palestinian officials would discuss the matter during a Palestinian central council meeting next week. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2014 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a meeting of the Fatah revolutionary council in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Abbas has threatened to stop security coordination with Israel if the country continues to withhold millions of dollars of Palestinian tax revenue, a senior Palestinian official said Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. Nabil Shaath said President Mahmoud Abbas warned European leaders on a trip to Europe last week that Palestinian officials would discuss the matter during a Palestinian central council meeting next week. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)  (The Associated Press)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is threatening to stop security coordination with Israel if the country continues to withhold millions of dollars of Palestinian tax revenue.

Nabil Shaath, a senior Palestinian official, says Abbas warned European leaders that Palestinian officials would discuss the matter in a council meeting next week.

Shaath on Sunday urged the U.S. to pressure Israel to give the Palestinians the tax revenue it collects on their behalf.

Palestinians and Israelis cooperate on arrests in the West Bank and other security matters.

Israel has withheld tax revenue from the Palestinians since they joined the International Criminal Court last month.

Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. fears that without a cash injection, the Palestinian Authority could collapse — entailing serious security implications for both Palestinians and Israelis.