Israel to cut West Bank electricity and supply clean energy to Gaza
The Israel Electric Corporation has threatened to start cutting electricity in Palestinian areas of the West Bank next week due to unpaid bills.
The Palestinian Authority has been informed by the Israeli authorities of the impending blackouts if the growing debt is not paid.
The head of the Jerusalem District Electricity Company (JDECO), Hisham al-Omari, accused the Israeli authorities of deliberately planning the announcement for political purposes.
“Israel deliberately creates crises, especially at the dawn of the winter season, in order to serve its objectives,” Omari said in a statement.
He said the company was in contact with the Palestinian government to discuss appropriate solutions to overcome the electricity crisis.
Meanwhile, a new project has been launched in Tel Aviv to provide clean electricity to large areas of the eastern Gaza Strip.
Israel said it was “a unique policy to encourage moderation and promote calm while ensuring that power is not free.”
Israeli Energy Minister Karine Elharrar has allocated a budget to finance planning for the installation of solar panels and the production of clean, low-cost electricity from nature.
This project would provide electricity to Israeli towns surrounding the enclave, as well as to Palestinian towns east of the Strip.
According to the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, the head of the Eshkol regional council, Gadi Yarkoni, submitted the initiative as a proposal approved by Elharrar.
Yarkoni feared that the Israeli military would prevent the project from launching because the signs will be installed on the border with Gaza and would be destroyed in the first clash.
However, the military supported its implementation. The commander of the southern command, Major General Eliezer Toledano, said the project serves the interests of both sides and helps maintain calm, in line with the army’s policy of providing great facilities to the Palestinians to maintain peace. security.