PA Cancels Electricity Debts for Every West Bank Resident

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fayyadThe Palestinian Authority announced on Wednesday that it is cancelling outstanding electricity debts for every West Bank resident. Government spokeswoman Nour Oudeh told Ma’an that all residential bills owed until Dec. 31, 2012, will be canceled.

On Sunday, PA premier Salam Fayyad signed a deal with popular committees in West Bank refugee camps ending refugees’ exemption from electricity costs, but also canceling all their outstanding debts. Palestinians in Nablus gathered on Tuesday to protest the exclusion of non-refugees from the debt amnesty, leading to violent clashes with Palestinian security forces.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

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