Last week, Civil Administration inspectors distributed demolition orders for several dozen structures in Susiya, including the school, a makeshift clinic, residential tents, animal shelters and German-funded solar panels.
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.”
Israel is planning to demolish ‘illegal’ solar panels that are the only source of electricity for Palestinians in West Bank villages.
West Bank Green Energy Project Creating Tension between Israel and Germany.
As peace negotiations remain stalled, a project to bring rural electrification to Palestinian communities in the West Bank faces demolition by Israel.
Watch television news broadcast about threat of demolition to Comet-ME’s systems (Arabic).
“We’re very happy with the electricity,” says Nuzha al-Najar, who used to spend five hours a day churning butter but now uses a machine that takes less than an hour. Using a washing machine instead of doing laundry by hand also saves her time.
Tomer Weinstein writes about his day with Comet at the Abu Kbeta family compound.
Watch television news broadcast about threat of demolition to Comet-ME’s systems (Hebrew).
Israel’s eagerness to demolish renewable energy installations in a West Bank village is seen as an ugly riposte to the European Union