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PA to start paying its electric debt

Under pressure from power cuts, PA promises Israeli Electric Corporation to pay $5.2 million, and discuss total debt of $456 million.Ido Ben-Porat, 4/6/2016, 11:14 AM

Despite PA debt, Israel returns power to Jericho

PA still owes Israel $450 million for electricity, but Israel Electric Corporation returns power anyway.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/3/2016, 3:23 PM

Electric Corp. ready for the storm in Jerusalem

Jerusalem director of IEC tells Arutz Sheva preparations for first snowstorm are in full swing with 'massive reinforcement.'Hezki Baruch, 12/31/2015, 3:43 PM

Angry Gazans Say 'Israel Better Than Hamas'

Hamas jailing frustrated Gazans for protesting over electricity crisis, locals say, after months of tension with PA over power.Tova Dvorin, 9/16/2015, 7:21 PM

'More Electricity to Gaza? Free Hadar and Oron'

Father of Hadar Goldin says Israel should not provide more electricity to Gaza until bodies of soldiers are returned.Ido Ben Porat, 9/16/2015, 6:39 AM

Blackouts Throughout Israel

Power plant malfunction causing nationwide power failures; IEC scrambling to fix problem amid heat wave.Yedidya Ben-Or, 8/16/2015, 2:54 PM

Israel Reaches New Electricity Record

Just 800 MW left in reserves as Israelis battle 100F temperatures.Tova Dvorin, 8/3/2015, 5:39 PM

Hamas Power Plant Down Over Dispute with PA

Hamas accuses PA of raising taxes too high to run the plant; electricity chief says Gazans have not paid their bills during Ramadan.Dalit Halevy, 7/21/2015, 2:28 PM

PA's Electricity Grid to be Connected to Jordan

Will the PA finally stop depending on Israel for electricity? PA official says Judea and Samaria's grid will be connected to Jordan.Elad Benari, 5/14/2015, 6:12 AM

PA Folds to Pressure, Calls for Electric Payments

After the IEC twice cut off power late last month PA seems to have gotten message, demanding residents pay up to work off massive debt.Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar, 3/10/2015, 4:50 PM

IEC, PA Settle on Electricity Debt

300 million shekels of PA tax money to be transferred to IEC after blackout policy over debts.Avi Haim and Tova Dvorin, 2/27/2015, 1:15 AM

State Dept. ;Concerned' Over PA Electricity

State Department spokeswoman expresses concern over the IEC temporarily cutting off power in the PA because of its huge debt.Ben Ariel, 2/24/2015, 4:46 AM

IEC Cuts Off Electricity to the PA

PA still owes almost 2 billion shekels (around $500 million), and now IEC has followed through by limiting power supply until it pays up.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 2/23/2015, 4:21 PM

ISIS's War of Water and Electricity

Brutal terror regime has taken to cutting off basic necessities in its fight to expand control in Syria and Iraq.Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar, 2/18/2015, 9:52 AM

IEC Cuts off Power to PA

Due to growing $459 million debt, IEC official announces electric supply to Judea-Samaria cut one hour morning and night until PA pays up.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2015, 8:25 PM

How to Observe Shabbat in a Massive Snowstorm

IEC releases guidelines on how to cook and stay warm for Shabbat while avoiding malfunctions and electric fires.Nir Har-Zahav, Ari Yashar, 1/9/2015, 12:13 PM

Massive Electrical Outages Due to State Bribery?

Investigation recordings expose state-run IEC officials took $20 million bribe to push faulty system that crashed project to stop outages.Ari Yashar, 1/9/2015, 11:10 AM

17,000 Homes Left Without Electricity in Snowstorm

Aside from closing Jerusalem, Tzfat and Golan, storm has left thousands without power nation-wide, major damage in Netanya.Ari Yashar, 1/7/2015, 1:12 PM

'Use Frozen Money to Pay Off Electric Debt'

Energy and Water Minister Silvan Shalom says Israel should use the frozen PA tax money froze to pay off the PA’s enormous electric bill.Elad Benari, 1/4/2015, 2:31 AM

Hamas: Cease-Fire Only If We Get Free Electricity

Hamas said that if Israel wants a cease-fire, it's going to have to pay - in free electricity for Gaza.Moshe Cohen, 7/21/2014, 4:14 PM

Terrorists Cut Power Lines to Binyamin Communities

Dolev-Talmon Bloc suffers power outages; footage of deliberate attack posted to social media.Ornit Atzar, 7/19/2014, 11:11 PM

Protesters Continue Demanding Power Cutoff to Gaza

IIsraelis around the country took to the streets Thursday demanding that at the very least, Israel cut off electricity to GazaYosef Berger, 7/17/2014, 12:49 PM

IEC Workers Risk Lives to Return Electricity

IEC workers seen wearing protective gear as they restore power; IEC rejects reports of returning electricity to Gaza.Ido Ben-Porat, Tova Dvorin, 7/14/2014, 7:10 PM

'No Country Gives Enemy Electricity in Wartime'

Movement for Governability and Democracy slams fact that legal advisers are blocking tactical move that could save lives.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 7/11/2014, 1:04 PM

Likud MK: Cut Off Electricity Supply to Gaza

MK Carmel Shama-Hacohen says Israel should cut off the electricity to Gaza for one day after each rocket attack.Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 7/11/2014, 5:44 AM

Israel Electric Corp to Sue Palestinian Authority

PA refuses to pay electricity bill for Judea, Samaria and Gaza; after multiple attempts at negotiations, Israel to take them to court.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/12/2014, 3:11 PM

Electric Company Would 'Cut Off PA Tomorrow'

IEC Director Yiftah Ron-Tal discusses damage of 'Arab Spring' to Israeli electricity, 'revolution' of Tamar natural gas fields.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 4/22/2014, 10:01 PM

Gaza's Power Plant Resumes Operations

Gaza’s lone power plant resumes operations, after the PA left it off for one more day due to disagreements with Hamas.Elad Benari, 3/18/2014, 5:16 AM

MK Muallem: Leave Gaza in the Dark

MK Shuli Muallem (Jewish Home): For every rocket fired towards Israel, Gaza should receive an hour of darkness.Elad Benari, 3/13/2014, 2:16 AM

IEC Head: I'd Cut Off the Power to Gaza

IEC director Yiftah Ron-Tal calls on the state of Israel to help his company collect the PA's electrical debt.Elad Benari, 2/26/2014, 5:12 AM

NGO Video Exposes Tibi's 'No Electricity' Lie

Regavim video shows Tibi's outburst in front of Canadian PM, that MK Taleb a-Sana's village has no electricity or water, for the lie it is.Ari Yashar, 1/21/2014, 10:14 PM

French To Build Israel's First Hydroelectric Plant

French engineering group Alstom signs contract to build and manage 300 MW plant that stores water and releases for peak usage.Ari Yashar, 1/9/2014, 7:27 PM

Report: Israel Increasing Gaza Electricity Supply

Senior PA source claims deal being reached with Israel to increase supply to Gaza, source of funding to be decided.Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar, 1/3/2014, 3:17 AM

Powerless Gaza Blames Israel - Again

Lone power plant shuts down only 12 days after being restarted. Israel blamed, although Egypt's siege has cut off fuel smuggling.Ari Yashar, 12/27/2013, 11:34 AM

Activist: Outpost Residents Without Power All Year

While many Israelis suffered during the snowstorm after losing power, there are some who live without electricity all year long.David Lev, 12/26/2013, 8:39 AM

Binyamin Town Abandoned in Wake of Storm

Residents of a town in the Binyamin region abandoned it after being subjected to snow, rain, and wind, no electrical power, water, phones.David Lev, 12/16/2013, 10:10 PM

Northern Israel Almost Completely Dark After Storm

In the Marom Hagalil Regional Council, the power has been out since last Thursday.David Lev & Gil Ronen, 12/15/2013, 6:48 PM

Despite Outages, Record High Power Use

Record high electricity use for winter as Israelis seek to stave off cold. 14,000 homes still without power.Maayana Miskin, 12/15/2013, 11:38 AM

Israel Holds First Defense and Energy Conference

Purpose of conference is to secure energy resources, provide alternatives to Persian Gulf oil dependency.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin, 12/8/2013, 2:01 PM

Hamas Looking to Buy More Electricity From Israel

Following siege from Egypt, Gaza officials ask Israeli Electric Company to increase power supply from Israel.Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 11/22/2013, 11:59 AM

Blackout in Gaza: 'Not a Single Litre of Fuel'

Energy production ceased entirely this morning (Friday) due to fuel depletion; Hamas demands international aid.Tova Dvorin , 11/1/2013, 10:39 AM

Bnei Brak May Go Dark on Shabbat

Tel Aviv court orders the Bnei Brak Municipality to remove generators that were supplying electricity on Shabbat.David Lev, 9/1/2013, 4:06 PM

Electric Company Suggests: Cut Off Power to PA

The Israel Electric Corporation has put together a list of sanctions to impose on the PA, which owes it 820 million shekels.Elad Benari, 6/21/2013, 3:15 AM

Egypt: From Energy Exporter to Energy Basket Case

Egyptians are suffering through their worst energy crisis in years, with citizens getting increasingly angry and impatientDavid Lev, 5/26/2013, 9:14 PM

Top Pundit: Cut Off Power to Gaza

Maariv's Erel Segal asks: isn't it time to turn off the current that the enemy uses to make weapons?Gil Ronen, 11/20/2012, 3:23 PM

1.4 Million Still in Dark from Hurricane Sandy

More than a million households are still in the dark one week after Hurricane Sandy struck the Eastern Seaboard of the United States.Chana Ya'ar, 11/5/2012, 11:39 PM

Millions Without Power, LaGuardia Airport Closed

More than 6.2 million people were without power, and New York's LaGuardia Airport remained closed as a result of Hurricane Sandy.Chana Ya'ar, 10/31/2012, 3:15 PM

Inspectors Check Nuke Plants Ahead of Sandy

Extra inspectors double check nuclear plants in 5 states along the East Coast as Hurricane Sandy powers up. A7 readers, send pics!Chana Ya'ar, 10/29/2012, 6:06 PM

Landau: PA Should Pay Electricity Debts or Else

Energy and Water Minister Uzi Landau writes Netanyahu, demands his intervention in regards to a huge PA electricity debt to Israel.Elad Benari, 9/4/2012, 3:12 AM

IEC to Pull Plug on Free Power for Workers

IEC Chairman Yiftach Ron-Tal told a Knesset committee Wednesday the firm is willing to end a decades-old perk to workers: free electricity. Chana Ya'ar, 8/29/2012, 5:10 PM

IEC Shuts Down Finance Ministry

Israel's power company says rolling blackouts are on the way in order to stabilize the grid as capacity limits are reached; Treasury dark.Gabe Kahn, 7/19/2012, 3:44 AM

Environmental Minister: Cut Power to Gaza

Environmental Minister Gilad Erdan is recommending that Israel cut power to Gaza in order to conserve electricity for its own use.Chana Ya'ar, 5/13/2012, 12:39 PM

Israel Considers Power Shortage for Summer

Israel is considering how to deal with possible power shortages this summer after Egypt reneged on its contract to supply natural gas. Chana Ya'ar, 5/10/2012, 11:53 AM

Japan Shuts Down Second-to-Last Nuclear Reactor

Japan has taken its second-to-last nuclear reactor off line, and the last will be shut down in May, creating a possible power shortage. Chana Ya'ar, 3/26/2012, 10:42 PM

Egypt-Gaza Power Struggle Leaves Arabs in the Dark

Gaza's Hamas rulers are caught between their rage at Israel and their distaste for having to cooperate with Egypt, leaving them powerless.Chana Ya'ar, 3/22/2012, 6:27 PM

Power Price Rise on the Horizon for Israel in 2012

Israelis will be expected to pay even more than they already have for their electricity by the end of this secular calendar year.Chana Ya'ar, 1/29/2012, 12:46 PM

Power Deal Keeps Beirut Gov't Afloat

A controversial power bill that threatened to topple the Hizbullah-backed government in Beirut has been approved.Gabe Kahn., 9/7/2011, 7:59 PM