"This is a very unsafe decision that amounts to the cancellation of the Palestinian Authority and is piracy and theft", Erekat told AFP.
A recent survey shows that Israelis do not believe that a proposal by US President Donald Trump will be successful in achieving a goal of peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
Earlier this year, the United States passed the Taylor Force Act, which similarly ends American aid to the P.A. until it ends its "pay to slay" policy.
A sponsor of the legislation says the PA pays around $330 million a year to prisoners and their families, amounting to seven percent of its budget.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks as he welcomes the President of Panama prior to their meeting at his Jerusalem office on May 17, 2018.
Meanwhile in Gaza, 10 Palestinians were arrested, including 6 youths who allegedly attempted to cross the border fence, 3 fishermen arrested off Gaza shore, and a Palestinian youth detained after being shot while taking part in the Great March of Return near Gaza border.
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Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a meeting with members of the Central Committee in the West Bank city of Ramallah on January 14, 2018.
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman wrote on Twitter after the vote: "We promised to halt the stipend free-for-all for terrorists and we have made good on our promise".
The situation escalated after the US administration of Donald Trump in December officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
A high ranking Palestinian official says Israel's move to freeze money transfers to the Palestinian Authority is nothing less than piracy.
But while the prisoner payments have sparked outrage in Israel and elsewhere, Israeli authorities also benefit from security coordination with the Palestinian Authority and may be reluctant to see financial cuts that significantly affect that. He added that it is necessary to find an economic solution for both the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and eventually end the Palestinian struggle for independence.
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