Archive: 12/16/2013
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  12/16/2013, Tevet 13, 5774

Storm Update: "Thousands Held Hostage by Electric Co."


"Hundreds of thousands of shivering people are being held hostage by the Electric Company's monopoly," stated Deputy Knesset Speaker MK Rabbi Uri Maklev (United Torah Judaism).

Member of Knesset Maklev called for "an independent inquiry on the privatization of electricity to prevent similar scenes in the event of future storms." He charged that the Israel Electric Company is not doing enough to reconnect people to the power grid following the unprecedented snow storm that paralyzed much of the country.