Power is expected to be shut off for two hours daily in several Palestinian towns because of unpaid $485 million bill
22 September 2019
THE TIMES OF ISRAEL (AP) — Israel’s national electric company said Sunday it has begun reducing power supplies to Palestinian areas of the West Bank due to a financial dispute.
The Israel Electric Corporation said that it took the step because the Jerusalem District Electricity Co., the Palestinians’ main power distributor, has debts of roughly $485 million.
Ali Hamodeh, an official with the Palestinian distributor, said power is expected to be cut for two hours daily in several Palestinian towns in the coming weeks. […]