As per the article, let’s say I provide you with electricity and also owe you $250. I’m not paying you because you never pay your electric bill, and now owe me $500 for past electric bills. A year goes by and you show no intention to pay me the $500 you owe, or any part of it. You apparently think I should keep my side of the bargain, while you are not obligated to keep your side of it. Every day the debt increases. So I shut off your power for 45 minutes as a warning that I’m not going to keep on giving you free power forever at my expense. Nobody dies because the power goes out for 45 minutes, that’s not even long enough for your house to cool off, assuming that you heat with electricity.
Also, go here and look at the temps in Ramallah during this month of February. The high yesterday was 60 F, the low was 47F. The power was shut off briefly during the day, not at night. But they show you a picture of snow to give the false idea that everybody is freezing to death. This whole article is deceptive propaganda.