Israel seizes EU-funded equipment for electricity project in Hebron

Days of Palestine – Hebron – The Israeli occupation forces on Sunday confiscated equipment and cables funded by the European Union (EU) for the rehabilitation of the electricity grid in Khirbet al-Simiya village, northwest of as-Samu town in southern Hebron.

According to the as-Samu municipality, the Israeli occupation forces stormed the project site, prevented a municipal crew and technicians from continuing with their work, and seized all the equipment and cables that were supposed to be used to install the power network.

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93,000 euros has been earmarked by the EU for the project with funding from the Danish government, as part of multiple municipal projects intended to develop Area C of the occupied West Bank.

The electricity project is intended to serve around 2,500 people living in that area.

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As-Samu municipality appealed to the international community to intervene and pressure Israel to bring back the seized materials in order to provide local residents with electricity.

(Source / 26.07.2021)

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