For second in time in days, Gazan rocket hits electricity line to Gaza
BySharon Udasin
15 July 2014 19:47
Gazans have lost about 20% of their power supply; electric workers instructed not to make repairs until shooting ceases.
electricity line old

electricity line old370. (photo credit:Marc Israel Sellem)

After rocket fire from Gaza hit a second power line that feeds electricity to Gaza on Tuesday evening, the Israel Electric Corporation instructed its workers to refrain from making repairs until the shooting ceases.

The IEC received orders from National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Minister Silvan Shalom to avoid endangering its employees to fix the downed line while Hamas continues to launch rockets from Gaza, the company said. The damage occurred at about 5 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the IEC.



Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.



This is the second out of 10 high-voltage lines provided power to Gaza that the territory's own rockets have damaged in the past few days.

The first outage occurred on Sunday night, and also has yet to be repaired due to similar instructions from the government.

Because two out of the 10 lines provide electricity to Gaza are now down, Gazans have lost about 20% of their power supply.

Relevant to your professional network? Please share on Linkedin

Tags:
  • Israel
  • Gaza
  • Hamas
  • environment
  • Prev Article
    Direct damage claims from rockets down 75% from Pillar of Defense
    Ashdod
    PRIME MINISTER Binyamin Netanyahu speaks at a press conference in Tel Aviv on Friday
    Netanyahu: ‘If there is no ceasefire in Gaza, our answer is fire’
    Next Article
    Share this article via
    from around the web
    Related Content
    Abu Ubaida
    28 August 2014
    Media are Hamas’s main strategic weapons, says visiting US historian

    By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL

    Top Stories
    Israel Weather
    • 5 - 20
      Beer Sheva
      7 - 20
      Tel Aviv - Yafo
    • 6 - 14
      Jerusalem
      7 - 17
      Haifa
    • 10 - 23
      Elat
      8 - 19
      Tiberias