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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Trump Administration welcomes Palestinian-Israeli electricity agreement

Trump Administration welcomes Palestinian-Israeli electricity agreement
http://english.wafa.ps/page.aspx?id=npscuKa91303568796anpscuK

JERUSALEM, July 11, 2017 (WAFA - PLO news agency) - The administration of US
President Donald Trump welcomed on Tuesday the electricity agreement signed
the day before between the Palestinian Authority and the Israeli government,
which supplies Israeli electricity to a Jenin power substation, saying it
enhances US efforts to bolster the Palestinian economy.

“This initiative constitutes important progress toward the US
administration's goal of bolstering the Palestinian economy to enhance the
prospects for a just, secure, and lasting peace,” said a statement by the US
Consulate in Jerusalem, which also described the agreement as “an important
step in the implementation of the bilateral electricity deal concluded in
September 2016.”

Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz and
the coordinator of the Israeli government in the West Bank and Gaza, Yoav
Mordechai, signed the agreement at the new Jenin power station.

The agreement is supposed to increase electricity supply to northern West
Bank communities, mainly in the Jenin district, which have been facing
shortage in power supply in recent months.

Further similar agreements are expected to be signed for other West Bank
areas.

M.K.

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