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IPS: Israeli Cloud Hovers Over Green Energy

A quiet diplomatic war is being waged by several European governments against the Israeli Civil Administration which controls the Israeli occupied West Bank. At stake is the destruction of a humanitarian project funded by a number of European governments, international organisations and foundations, worth approximately half a million euros and years of voluntary manpower hours put in by Israelis and Palestinians. Should the destruction go ahead, more than a thousand Palestinians will be without electricity, and their livelihood would be decimated.

The New York Review of Books: Israel in Peril

David Shulman’s review of Peter Beinart’s The crisis of Zionism refers to his experiences with Comet in South Mount Hebron. “Volunteers and peace activists with technical know-how such as Noam Dotan and Elad Orian, from the organization known as Comet-Me, have painstakingly built wind turbines and basic electric grids in many of these villages to serve a population of some 1,500 people.”