Usama Dabbour 12.09.2009
This is Usama Dabbour in the external unit at GEDCo I met the writer of the this article in June 2009 and I was in the meeting between her and the general manager of GEDCo Eng. Suheil Skeik , and later she asked me about some information and I sent her the right information through the email , the writer did not write the truth and she changed in the information given by Eng. Suheil Skeik , we have many comments on the information she wrote:The writer did not mention that GEDCo tries to do its job (distribute electricity on the people , maintain the low and medium voltage networks and collect the electricity bills this is our duty by the law of the Palestinian authority ) as much as it can we don’t disconnect needy people and we have people in Gaza Strip who can pay their electricity bills , the people who get paid from the Palestinian national authority the people who works for working organizations :banks universities unrwa etc , the people who have businesses and so on, so we take these procedures in order to devote the culture of paying electricity and to initiate talks with the able people forcing them to come to GEDCo and discuss about the electricity bills and their debts meanwhile we don¿t disconnect needy people and we don¿t disconnect until we send notes by our legal department to the delinquent people and give them margin of enough time to pay , but when they passes the appointed time and they don¿t pay we disconnect)so the thing she put in her article ” the phrase cutting the power becomes more than a figure of speech ” was not real or even close to the reality.Also she mocked of the information we put to the people in the Gaza Strip in our website and she mocked of the religion of the people in the Gaza Strip which she should not have done, Also when she talked about the general manager of GEDCo I was with her in the meeting and he did not mentioned about radical solution he was saying that we are in Gaza Strip in a state of electricity deficit since the bombing of the transmission system in the power plant in 2006 by the Israelis and it has to be strategic solution and its nice to have three reliable sources of energy (from Israel from the power plant to be able to produce its full capacity which is 140 MW and the third source is Egypt through 220 KV linking which will give the Gaza Strip 300 MW at once to finish the deficit issue ) so from where did she describe this radical solution its not relevant and not what the general manger said ,also she was talking about Egypt cooperate in blocking the Gaza Strip which is not true and we don¿t know how she concluded to that , also she mentioned on the tongue of Eng. Suheil that Israel want everything closed down electricity , material , everything ” is this her interpretation of the siege and the blockade on the Gaza Strip or what he said , I do not think that he said it what can he said that we faces some difficulties with the Israelis due to their applied policy in allowing in our needed material for maintenance and development projects,, We are in GEDCo not satisfied of what the writer had put in the article and we are sorry that such journalists are visiting Palestine and changing the truth and lie to the people who write to them when they come back,
NOTE: TINSC states: He definitely talks “Power Company” and not “Pallywood”. I think he’s the real deal and his remarks blow the article clean out of the water regardless of what anyone from pro-Israel groups might add. If you can verify that he’s legit, you got ’em hook, line, and sinker.
NOTE: Below is a portion from the Camera alert. Click on the hyperlink to follow it to Doc’s Talk who has republished it in full