Trump Administration Welcomes Progress on Electricity Agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority

JERUSALEM – The Trump administration welcomes the agreement between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority to energize the Jenin substation – an important step in the implementation of the bilateral electricity deal concluded in September 2016.  This agreement will enable the Palestinian Authority to supply additional electricity to Palestinian communities and sets the stage for further agreement on broader electricity cooperation.  This initiative constitutes important progress toward the U.S. administration’s goal of bolstering the Palestinian economy to enhance the prospects for a just, secure, and lasting peace.

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