Israelis bring light to impoverished Palestinian village

Friday, October 09, 2009 |  Israel Today Staff

A group of Israeli scientists and peace activists recently gave the gift of light (and electricity) to an impoverished Palestinian village of 300 near the Judean town of Hebron.

The inhabitants of Susya live in tents, shacks and caves, and have done so for decades without the luxury of electrical power.

Ha'aretz reports that the members of Comet-ME were determined to do something about the villagers plight, and prove a point regarding how to economically power a community in an environmentally friendly way.

To achieve their goals, the group provided Susya with solar panels and wind turbines, installed an energy saving light in each domicile and gave the villagers two "green-powered" refrigerators to help keep their produce fresh until it can be taken to market.

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