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Histadrut slams government ministries for blackout

The Finance and National Infrastructure ministries are to blame for the electricity crisis that left thousands of households without power following stormy weather, Histadrut chairman Avi Nissenkorn said Tuesday.
Speaking on Army Radio, Nissenkorn stressed that "the main ones to blame for the state of the infrastructure are elements in the Finance Ministry and the National Infrastructure Ministry. I've been cautioning for years that a deep change has to be made - everybody knows that there's a problem here, but nothing is being done."
"I've called upon in the past and call upon also today on the finance minister and the national infrastructure minister for us to sit day and night in order to ensure certainty for the next 10 years in the electricity sector," he added.
The number of households without electricity two days after stormy weather hit the country has gone down to 8,000, the Israel Electric Corporation said Tuesday. Earlier in the week some 200,000 homes lacked power.
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