The Israeli government is threatening to demolish solar and wind panels in area C of the West Bank, leaving as many as 500 people in the dark. These solar and wind panels, funded mainly by the German government, were installed illegally yet are the only source of power for several rural communities under Israeli jurisdiction.
According to law professor Adrian Bradbrook:
"The conclusion that access to energy services is integral to overcoming poverty is nowadays widely accepted in the international community. However, to date this recognition has not assumed a legal dimension at the international level."
Even if the act of demolishing the solar and wind panels isn't in itself illegal, denying power to groups of civilians helps maintain poverty and is collective punishment in breach of international humanitarian law. Please sign this petition to let the Israeli government know that this isn't right.
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