Israel informed the Palestinian Authority on Sunday evening that it plans to cut off power in the areas surrounding Ramallah. Palestinian sources have told Quds Net news that they are doing so under the pretext of fixing the electricity network along Route 60, the road that serves the settlements and connects the north and south in the West Bank.
Israel’s national power network has sustained severe damages, especially in the areas serving the West Bank settlements, as a result of the winter storm that has hit the region over the past five days. Israeli electricity maintenance crews have been working to restore electricity to areas inhabited by settlers in the northern West Bank.
The power outages will remain for periods ranging from 5-10 hours and hit several Palestine towns around Ramallah, including: Burqa, Pettin, Ein Yabrud, Turmus’ayya and Deir Debwan.