ISRAELI COMPANY DISCONNECTS NABLUS, JENIN GRIDS OVER DEBTS

Photo: Ma'an News Agency
Israeli company disconnects Nablus, Jenin electric grids over debts. (Photo: Ma’an)

Nablus, 5 Jumadil Awwal 1436/24 February 2015 (MINA) – The Israel Electric Corporation on Monday briefly disconnected the grids feeding the northern West Bank cities of Nablus and Jenin, as well as all areas which receive power from the Palestinian Northern West Bank electricity company.

“The Israel Electric Corporation limited for 45 minutes today the supply of electricity to five power lines in Nablus and Jenin,” the company said in a statement.

Ghassan al-Shakaa, chairman of the board of directors of the Northern West Bank Electricity company, told Ma’an that the Israeli company disconnected the grids as a penal procedure for unpaid bills, Ma’an News Agency quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

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But al-Shakaa says that there are no accumulated debts.

“The only unpaid bill is the latest bill of 40 million shekels (around $10 million) which we received only a few days ago,” he told Ma’an.

He added that his company had contacted Palestinian Authority officials to find a way to end the crisis. (T/P010/P3)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)