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Israel Cuts off Power to Bethlehem over PA Debt - Palestine Chronicle | Palestine Chronicle

17.4.16

Israel Cuts off Power to Bethlehem over PA Debt - Palestine Chronicle | Palestine Chronicle: Deputy mayor of Bethlehem Issam Juha told Ma’an that the municipality had not been warned in advance that the cut would take place.

Al-Omari said further cuts were to take places across the West Bank in the coming two weeks, with cuts scheduled on Wednesday between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. west of Bethlehem, including in the towns of Beit Jala and Doha, and the al-Duheisha refugee camp. Similar cuts were also expected to take place on Thursday in villages north of Ramallah, he added.

Al-Omari said the power cuts amounted to “collective punishment,” adding that the electricity cuts would have a particularly negative effect on Bethlehem’s economy, which relies heavily on tourism.


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