Dutch Government Donates Solar Panels to Palestine, Israel Confiscates Them

Officials from the Civil Administration (the Israel body governing Area C in the West Bank) confiscated on Wednesday 96 solar panels and electronic equipment belonging to the electric system of Jibbet Addeeb. The system was installed by Comet-ME, an Israeli-Palestinian organization, nine months ago, and was funded by the Dutch. Comet-ME also builds water and energy systems for Palestinians.

Comet-ME also said that the equipment not confiscated were damaged in the raid. The cost of the captured and damaged equipment is estimated to be around 40 thousand euros. The material and social damage, however, is much greater since their seizure immediately caused power loss for 30 families in the village and its public buildings.