Solar Project Pairs Muslims and Jews to Aid West Bank Farmers

The solar project was financed by Build Israel Palestine, a group involving both Muslims and Jews in the United States. http://goo.gl/I1WVe4

Solar panels dot some of the poorest Arab villages in the West Bank and Israel, often donated by European governments. But experts in the field say the $100,000 project here in Auja is the first substantial one to be financed by a group involving both Jews and Muslims in the United States, and to have both Israeli Jews and Palestinian Muslims on its technical team. In addition to its environmental benefits, the solar project gives an economic push to farmers who struggle with unreliable and expensive electricity.

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  A Palestinian worker in a date grove that is watered by a pump, powered by solar panels, in the West Bank town of Auja. The solar project was financed by Build Israel Palestine, a group involving both Muslims and Jews in the United States.

A Palestinian worker in a date grove that is watered by a pump, powered by solar panels, in the West Bank town of Auja. The solar project was financed by Build Israel Palestine, a group involving both Muslims and Jews in the United States.