Israel seizes EU-funded equipment intended for the rehabilitation of an electricity grid in the West Bank


Israeli occupation forces seized today European Union-funded equipment intended to rehabilitate the electricity grid in the Simya area, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, according to the mayor of the town of Samou Hatem Mahareeq.

He told reporters that Israeli soldiers stopped staff from his municipality as they were working on rehabilitating the electricity grid and seized the equipment and cables while preventing the technicians from continuing with their work.

Mahareeq said the project was funded by the Danish government through the EU for a total of 93,000 euros as part of projects intended to develop Area C of the occupied West Bank, which is under full Israeli military control.

He said the grid serves around 2500 people living in that area, calling for an international intervention to get Israel to return the equipment and allow the continuation of the project.

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