Israel’s national electricity company has reportedly decided to reduce the amount of electricity supplied to the Gaza Strip and the West Bank due to debts on the part of the Palestinian Authority, according to business media.Daily newspaper Calcalist stated, this past Saturday. that the company will reduce the amount of the electricity provided to Gaza and the West Bank this week, according to plans prepared by the company and presented to the office of the Israeli Prime Minister, the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of interior, and Ministry of Energy.
According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, the newspaper revealed that the amount of debt has reached an unprecedented figure and was up to NIS 1.78 billion, representing 30% of the company’s income for the first quarter of the current year.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu intervened to prevent the company from cutting the electricity in the PA areas, as he considers it as a political issue affecting the current events.
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