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Zionist Israeli regime halts West Bank power cuts

27 February 2015 19:43

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An agreement has been reached between the Israeli electric company and the Israeli government to use frozen Palestinian tax funds to offset the Palestinian Authority’s electricity debt.

Hebrew media sources quoted an Israeli official as saying that the company will stop cutting power to Palestinian cities over unpaid bills and will deduct funds from tax money.

Under the deal reached Thursday between the Israeli premier’s office and the electric company, the latter will receive 300 million shekels ($75.8 million) from the frozen PA tax revenues, equivalent to the Palestinian debt for the last three months – December, January and February.

This week, the Israeli electric company twice cut power to the northern West Bank for periods of up to an hour to protest the PA’s unpaid debt, which totals some 1.9 billion shekels ($483 million).

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