Abbas’ Palestinian gov’t accuses Israel of Geneva Conventions ‘crimes’ after the Israel Electric Company inevitably reduced the power supply to parts of the West Bank, due to the Palestinian Authority’s mounting unpaid electric bill of $470M.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
The Palestinian Authority has accused Israel of imposing “collective punishment” on the Palestinians because of the Israeli electric company’s decision to reduce power supply to parts of the West Bank due to debts.
The PA said its representatives have contacted several international parties to complain about the decision to cut off power supply to Palestinian communities in the West Bank. Continue Reading »
For full resumption of power, the Palestinians agree to make immediate payment of ₪20 million with promise to engage in negotiations on remaining $444 million within a week, or feel return to ‘darkness.’
Israeli and Palestinian officials reached an agreement on Wednesday to stop several days of rolling blackouts in the West Bank over what Israel says is some $450 million in debt.
Israel returns power supply to Palestinian citiesby i24news-en
Under the agreement, the Palestinian Authority would make an immediate payment of ₪20 million shekels ($5.2 million, €4.6 million) and engage in negotiations on the remainder, the state-run Israel Electricity Corporation said in a statement. Continue Reading »
Unbelievable inaccuracies for UK news media:
1. There are no dams in southern Israel
2. Nablus & Jenin cannot be “two of Gaza’s major West Bank cities.”
British paper The Daily Mail published a story on Monday that originally accused Israel of intentionally opening dams in southern Israel in order to flood Gaza. The only problem is, as writer and Lydia Willgress has learned the hard way, there are no dams in southern Israel.
Screenshot of the original ‘Daily Mail’ article. – Photo: screenshot
Honest Reporting, an NGO that according to its website “monitors the news for bias, inaccuracy, or other breach of journalistic standards in coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict,” took screen shots of the article before amendments were made. Continue Reading »
Decision stems from Abbas’ Palestinian Authority’s refusal to cover its NIS 1.9 billion ($492 million) electric bill.
• Nablus mayor accuses Israel of exercising ‘collective punishment’
Israel’s state-owned electric company cut power to two major Palestinian cities in the West Bank on Monday for roughly 45 minutes over a huge debt of NIS 1.9 billion ($492 million).
Electricity on the way to the Palestinians – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
“Today, the Israel Electric Corporation limited the supply of electricity to five power lines in Nablus and Jenin for 45 minutes,” a statement by the company read, adding that further cuts down the line were possible. Continue Reading »