“Turning on first completely Palestinian-owned and -managed substation, Israeli energy ministry and PA premier hail cooperation”

TIMES OF ISRAEL
In deal with Israel, PA takes ‘historic’ step toward energy independence
by Dov Lieber
July 10, 2017

High-ranking Palestinian and Israeli officials gathered in a field outside the West Bank city of Jenin on Monday to turn on the first-ever piece of Palestinian-owned electricity infrastructure and ink a new electricity agreement between the two sides. The deal, hailed as “historic” by signatories, will for the first time set parameters for the supply of power between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, which for years has seen the PA default on billions of shekels of debt and Israel subsequently withhold electricity…The station will allow Israel to send up to 135 more megawatts to the northern West Bank area, though the agreement currently calls for just 60 more. READ MORE

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