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Hamas demands more electricity from Israel

Terror group holds Israel responsible for house fire, blames PA for hoarding Israel's electricity.

Hamas demands more electricity from Israel

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.

PA to start paying its electric debt

Despite huge PA debt, Israel returns power to Jericho

PA still owes Israel $450 million for electricity, but Israel Electric Corporation returns power anyway.

Despite huge PA debt, Israel returns power to Jericho

Electric Corp. ready for approaching snowstorm in Jerusalem

Jerusalem director of IEC tells Arutz Sheva preparations for first snowstorm are in full swing with 'massive reinforcement.'

Electric Corp. ready for approaching snowstorm in Jerusalem

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.

Angry Gazans Say 'Israel Better Than Hamas'

'More Electricity to Gaza? Free Hadar and Oron First'

Father of Hadar Goldin says Israel should not provide more electricity to Gaza until bodies of soldiers are returned.

'More Electricity to Gaza? Free Hadar and Oron First'

Bad Timing: Blackouts Throughout Israel

Power plant malfunction causing nationwide power failures; IEC scrambling to fix problem amid heat wave.

Bad Timing: Blackouts Throughout Israel

Israel Reaches New Electricity Record

Just 800 MW left in reserves as Israelis battle 100F temperatures.

Israel Reaches New Electricity Record

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.

Hamas Power Plant Down Over Dispute with PA

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.

PA's Electricity Grid to be Connected to Jordan

PA Folds to Pressure, Calls for Electric Bill 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.

PA Folds to Pressure, Calls for Electric Bill Payments

IEC, PA Settle on Electricity Debt

300 million shekels of PA tax money to be transferred to IEC after blackout policy over debts.

IEC, PA Settle on Electricity Debt

State Department 'Concerned' Over Cutting of Electricity in PA

State Department spokeswoman expresses concern over the IEC temporarily cutting off power in the PA because of its huge debt.

State Department 'Concerned' Over Cutting of Electricity in PA

IEC Returns Power After Cutting 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.

IEC Returns Power After Cutting Off Electricity to the PA

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.

ISIS's War of Water and Electricity

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.

IEC Cuts off Power to PA

How to Safely Observe Shabbat in a Massive Snowstorm

IEC releases guidelines on how to cook and stay warm for Shabbat while avoiding malfunctions and electric fires.

How to Safely Observe Shabbat in a Massive Snowstorm

Massive Electrical Outages Caused by State Bribery?

Investigation recordings expose state-run IEC officials took $20 million bribe to push faulty system that crashed project to stop outages.

Massive Electrical Outages Caused by State Bribery?

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.

17,000 Homes Left Without Electricity in Snowstorm

Minister: Use Frozen PA 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.

Minister: Use Frozen PA Money to Pay Off Electric Debt

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.

Hamas: Cease-Fire Only If We Get Free Electricity

Arab Terrorists Cut Power Lines to Binyamin Communities

Dolev-Talmon Bloc suffers power outages; footage of deliberate attack posted to social media.

Arab Terrorists Cut Power Lines to Binyamin Communities

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 Gaza

Protesters Continue Demanding Power Cutoff to Gaza

IEC Workers Risk Lives to Return Electricity to Civilians

IEC workers seen wearing protective gear as they restore power; IEC rejects reports of returning electricity to Gaza.

IEC Workers Risk Lives to Return Electricity to Civilians

'No Country Provides Electricity to the Enemy in Wartime'

Movement for Governability and Democracy slams fact that legal advisers are blocking tactical move that could save lives.

'No Country Provides Electricity to the Enemy in Wartime'

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.

Likud MK: Cut Off Electricity Supply to Gaza

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.

Israel Electric Corp to Sue Palestinian Authority

Israel 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.

Israel Electric Company Would 'Cut Off PA Tomorrow'

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.

Gaza's Power Plant Resumes Operations

MK Muallem: Leave Gaza in the Dark in Response to Rocket Attacks

MK Shuli Muallem (Jewish Home): For every rocket fired towards Israel, Gaza should receive an hour of darkness.

MK Muallem: Leave Gaza in the Dark in Response to Rocket Attacks

Electric Company 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.

Electric Company Head: I'd Cut Off the Power to Gaza

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.

NGO Video Exposes Tibi's 'No Electricity' Lie

French Co. 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.

French Co. To Build Israel's First Hydroelectric Plant

Report: Israel to Increase Electricity Supply to Gaza

Senior PA source claims deal being reached with Israel to increase supply to Gaza, source of funding to be decided.

Report: Israel to Increase Electricity Supply to Gaza

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.

Powerless Gaza Blames Israel - Again

Activist: Outpost Residents Still Without Power - All Year Long

While many Israelis suffered during the snowstorm after losing power, there are some who live without electricity all year long.

Activist: Outpost Residents Still Without Power - All Year Long

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.

Binyamin Town Abandoned in Wake of Storm

Northern Israel Almost Completely Dark After Storm

In the Marom Hagalil Regional Council, the power has been out since last Thursday.

Northern Israel Almost Completely Dark After Storm

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.

Despite Outages, Record High Power Use

Israel Holds First Defense and Energy Conference

Purpose of conference is to secure energy resources, provide alternatives to Persian Gulf oil dependency.

Israel Holds First Defense and Energy Conference

Hamas Looking to Buy More Electricity - From Israel

Following siege from Egypt, Gaza officials ask Israeli Electric Company to increase power supply from Israel.

Hamas Looking to Buy More Electricity - From Israel

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

Energy production ceased entirely this morning (Friday) due to fuel depletion; Hamas demands international aid.

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

Bnei Brak May Go Dark on Shabbat

Tel Aviv court orders the Bnei Brak Municipality to remove generators that were supplying electricity on Shabbat.

Bnei Brak May Go Dark on Shabbat

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.

Electric Company Suggests: Cut Off Power to PA

Egypt: From Energy Exporter to Energy Basket Case

Egyptians are suffering through their worst energy crisis in years, with citizens getting increasingly angry and impatient

Egypt: From Energy Exporter to Energy Basket Case

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?

Top Pundit: Cut Off Power to Gaza

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.

1.4 Million Still in Dark from Hurricane Sandy

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.

Millions Without Power, LaGuardia Airport Closed

Inspectors Check Nuke Power Plants Ahead of Hurricane Sandy

Extra inspectors double check nuclear plants in 5 states along the East Coast as Hurricane Sandy powers up. A7 readers, send pics!

Inspectors Check Nuke Power Plants Ahead of Hurricane Sandy

Landau: PA Should Pay its 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.

Landau: PA Should Pay its Electricity Debts or Else

Israel Electric Company 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.

Israel Electric Company to Pull Plug on Free Power for Workers

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.

IEC Shuts Down Finance Ministry

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.

Environmental Minister: Cut Power to Gaza

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.

Israel Considers Power Shortage for Summer

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.

Japan Shuts Down Second-to-Last Nuclear Reactor

Egypt-Gaza Power Struggle Leaves PA 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.

Egypt-Gaza Power Struggle Leaves PA Arabs in the Dark

Power Price Rise on the Horizon for Israelis 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.

Power Price Rise on the Horizon for Israelis in 2012

Controversial Power Deal Saves Mikati Government

A controversial power bill that threatened to topple the Hizbullah-backed government in Beirut has been approved.

Controversial Power Deal Saves Mikati Government

Power Politics Amp Lebanese Cabinet Crisis

A potential cabinet crisis has lit up Beirut as power politics top the Hizbullah-backed Mikati government's agenda.

Power Politics Amp Lebanese Cabinet Crisis

Blame Israel: PA Angry at Israel Over Rising Electricity Prices

The PA raises electricity rates and blames Israel for it. Israelis to pay 12% more, PA 7%.

Blame Israel: PA Angry at Israel Over Rising Electricity Prices